Category Archives: General

New York Magazine profiles Jon Stewart

Check this out: “Here’s something you always like to see,” Stewart says, scanning the front page of the Washington Post.“ ‘U.S. Trade Deficit Startles Markets.’ Now, we’ve understood the U.S. trade deficit for a while. Are the markets small children that are easily startled? The next day, they’ll get an unemployment number and go, ‘Oh, I don’t… Read More »

Trying to start writing up

It has been a couple of months since I got back from fieldwork. Shortly after getting back I headed off to Chicago for the Africa Studies Association meeting to present a paper. It was really nice to be there, although my presentation was really preliminary as I had not had time for any serious or… Read More »

Patron-Client Relations among Igbo Migrant Traders in Cotonou

I have again been away for a while. I got back to Germany and had to almost immediately start working on a conference paper. Last week I was in Chicago for the annual meeting of the African Studies Association. The abstract of the paper I presented is below. Anthropologists of economic relations are well experienced… Read More »

Introducing Myself

My name is Olumide Abimbola. I am a Nigerian PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany. I have an MA in Development Studies from the Department of Government, Uppsala University, Sweden. My research is on informal trade between Nigeria and Republic of Bénin. Theoretically, I am interested in the Sociology… Read More »