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Olumide Abimbola
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Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
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I am a Nigerian PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany. My dissertation is on the international trade in secondhand clothing, from Britain to Nigeria, through Cotonou in Benin. I am describing how the trade works, and the different institutions and relations that sustain it.

A major area of focus is on explaining why the importation of secondhand clothing is not only dominated by the Igbo, but why most of the importers and wholesalers in Cotonou are from one village. Just so it is clear, these are Nigerian Igbo traders in Cotonou, Benin Republic.I also go further to describe how the trade works in Britain. In other words, I explore the relationship between charity organisations, English municipalities, charity fundraisers and commercial textile recyclers. I should be done with the dissertation in a year.

I have been blogging since 2005 at www.loomnie.com

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At 1:09pm on June 23, 2009, Abimbola Oluwatoyin said…
Egbon,ride on joo. i love you. God bless you
At 5:09pm on June 8, 2009, Dimitra Kofti said…
Yes! you?
At 9:55pm on June 7, 2009, akinlabi peter said…
interesting.
At 10:18am on June 4, 2009, Aksana Ismailbekova said…
i am here ...glad to see you
At 3:11pm on June 3, 2009, Jaroslava Bagdasarova said…
what links?
At 11:51am on June 3, 2009, Dr. Aderemi Suleiman Ajala said…
My panel is Saturday at Room S212 between 15.00 and 17.00 hr. Hope to seeing you there. Are you coming from Nigeria?
At 11:28am on June 3, 2009, Dr. Aderemi Suleiman Ajala said…
Yes I will. I am going to be in Leipzig as from Thursday 4th till 7th June 2009.
At 10:47am on June 3, 2009, Adeyemi Johnson Ademowo said…
Basically, am trying to work on testing a model I evolved in testing the projects whether they, the donor, the executing and authority, encouraged culturally informed participation of the locals.
At 10:46am on June 3, 2009, Adeyemi Johnson Ademowo said…
Great to know you are doing fine. Am now a doctoral candidate in development anthropology at U.I. I am reading now to study the cultural aspect of external intervention in poverty reduction projects in Ibadan, Oyo State. Basically, am trying to work on testing a model I evolved in testing the projects whether theyu are encouraged culturally informed participation of the locals.
By, the way, best of luck with your presentation.
At 9:03am on June 2, 2009, Kola Oluyemi said…
Hey Loomnie,
Wassup? This is a cool SoNet site, you know. Hope you are doing okay.

Cheers

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