Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds

Welcome to the Africa Knows! conference website

This website features all the information generated for the online conference Africa Knows! that took place from 2 December 2020 until 28 February 2021. This conference was the closing activity of the Africa2020 program, the year in which 17 countries on the African continent celebrated 60 years of independence. The conference theme was "Decolonising minds".

The conference was organised by the Leiden African Studies Assembly (LeidenASA), in particular by Prof. Ton Dietz, Dr David Ehrhardt, Marieke van Winden and Maaike Westra.

The available conference materials include:

Completed with extras:

These materials are accessible for everyone. You are free to use them as educational material or for other purposes.

Read about the conference Partnerships, Sponsors, Report for AEGIS, and the Final blog.

In addition, a magazine was published to accompany the online conference. You can order a printed copy (44 pp.) for €10, inclusive of shipping costs, from Rik Jongenelen (r.g.l.jongenelen (at) Read the online version of the magazine.

The original website of Africa Knows! was created by NomadIT. Many, many thanks for their great support both before and during the conference!

* This conference took place from December 2020 to February 2021 *
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