Project: iBali – democratising knowledge through creative storytelling in urban African schools

The aim of iBali is to establish an international network in Africa that applies arts and humanities approaches to social issues in urban secondary schools in Africa.

Project information

Project manager at Linnaeus University
Chris High
Other project members
Alison Buckler, Open University, UK; Oga Steve Abah, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; Joanna Wheeler, University of Western Cape, South Africa; Fred Keraro, Egerton University, Kenya
Participating organizations
Open University, UK; Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; University of Western Cape, South Africa; Egerton University, Kenya
UK Arts and Humanities Research Council
Nov 2017-Nov 2018
Peace and Development Studies (Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences)

More about the project

The network brings together teams of experienced scholars from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Sweden and the UK, who will work with African early career researchers and practitioners.

The idea is to share practices and experience of high-quality, ethical, locally engaged, culturally appropriate, participatory storytelling research methodologies for working with teachers and learners to address learning exclusions.

Two workshops will take place in 2018, one in South Africa and one in Kenya. The funded activities will create the conditions and relationships to sustain an ongoing network to support, highlight and apply the results of this important work in, and beyond, Africa.

Participating early career researchers will be mentored in project development and research funding, as well as taking part in workshop activities to develop their skills in engaging in African schools through storytelling approaches.

The project is part of the research in the Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies research group.