Interviews and Conversations
The series “Interviews and Conversations” features interviews with scholars and guests as well as selected recordings from the BAB audio archive.
The series maintains an informal form. Listeners may also want to consult the BAB online catalogues of the archive, library and publishing house for additional information on a scholar or theme.
Copyright: BAB and all other potential copyright holders of the original recording.
Interviewer (unless stated otherwise): Dr Dag Henrichsen
Namibian historiography. Interview with Dr Martha Akawa from the University of Namibia, August 2015
Martha Akawa is the Head of the Department of Geography, History and Environmental Studies at the Unversity of Namibia in Windhoek. She and a group of students visited the Basler Afrika Bibliographien in August 2015. In this interview she talks about becoming a historian, her current research and history debates in Namibia.
Duration: 18:01 min
Mozambican film: Interview with Jão Ribeiro from Kanema Produçoes Mozambique, September 2015
João Ribeiro is manager, documentalist and producer for film and TV production at Kanema Produçoes Maputo and independent film director in Mozambique. He visited the Basler Afrika Bibliographien in September 2015 at the occasion of showing his film „O Último Voo do Flamingo“ in the BAB film cycle „mozambique in motion“. In this interview he talks about the challenges of movie making in his country and the state funding of culture in Mozambique.
Interviewer: Christian Vandersee
Duration: 18:36 min
South African history research. Conversation with Prof Dr Patrick Harries from the Universities of Cape Town and of Basel, December 2015
In this extract of a conversation with the BAB archivist about his interview collection, Patrick Harries reflects about his early career as a historian, researcher and lecturer at the University of Cape Town in the 1970s and 1980s.
Duration: 13:21 min
Bittercomix. Talk with Anton Kannemeyer from Cape Town, December 2015
In this extract from a Lunch Talk, the South African comix artist Anton Kannemeyer reflects about the early history of comix and cartoons in South Africa and his own career and the history of the controversial Bittercomix No 1, published in 1992.
Intro: Antonio Uribe
Duration: 15:47 min
Namibian historiography. Interview with Dr Vilho Shigwedha from the University of Namibia, August 2015
Vilho Shigwedha is a senior lecturer at the Department of Geography, History and Environmental Studies at the Unversity of Namibia in Windhoek. He, Martha Akawa and a group of students visited the Basler Afrika Bibliographine in August 2015. In this interview he talks about becoming a historian and researching the controversial history of the Kassinga massacre in southern Angola in 1978 during the Namibian liberation struggle.
Duration: 14:52 min.