Somaliland: SJAS Launch Reincarnates Apartheid


White academics celebrating their African studies journal. Photo via Facebook

Somalilandsun – The Launch of Somaliland Journal of African Studies (SJAS), without any Somali editors, ignites a debate on white privileges.
Founded by Rodrigo Vaz, a white male MSc candidate for The School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London, the journal was made in collaboration with University of Hargeysa’s Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. Yet somehow, it lacks any Somali involvement. This fundamental error is one often repeated in academia or any platforms that narrate the black or African experience writes Huda Hasan in a piece titled A Somali Journal Launched Without Any Somali Editors, Igniting a Debate on White Privilege