Conversations: Nigerian Political Cartoons

Africa at Noon on October 14, 2015

Time and Location

12:00pm, 206 Ingra­ham Hall, 1155 Obser­va­tory Drive, Madi­son, WI


Department chair Teju Olaniyan, in conversation with Nigerian cartoonist Ganiyu A. Jimoh (JIMGA), takes a is a wide-ranging look at Nigerian politics in the work of its cartoonists. They will  consider the oft-lamented disjunction between change desired and change gotten, and situates in that exploration the cartoonists’ portrayal of the infamous Boko Haram terrorist group. The conversation speculates on the possibilities and difficulties of intersecting satiric humor—cartoonists’ key tool—with subjects of violence and terrorism.

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