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3rd blogpost by Catherine Porter

‘Change of Plans’ – Blog 3 Identities are prevalent in any society, as a political entity or a loosely grouped community of people.  These identities constitute part of the fibre of the national, regional, and local identity.  The Congo is imbued with multiple national, regional, and local identities, which make up the fibre of its … Continue reading

2nd blog post by Catherine Porter

‘Change of Plans – Part 2’ Generally one of the most striking things about the Katangan secession of 1960-1963 was the imagery and iconography created to develop a personal nationalism that could resonate within the local population.  A variety of things were created and constructed – an airline, the national/local military, Katangan postage stamps, the … Continue reading

1st Blog Post by Catherine Porter

‘Changes to the Plan’ I’m not entirely sure how the fieldwork for my dissertation suddenly came to life.  As a historian, it isn’t something you would typically expect to happen when filling out a university form several terms in advance to apply for fieldwork.  However, this is Lubumbashi and as someone once told me, in … Continue reading