Mind the Billboards: The Paradox of Paternalism in Burundi

Astrid Jamar (Photographer)

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Astrid Jamar continues her analysis of the prominence of aid billboards in Burundi and how these contribute to colonial continuities which in turn shape the public space and public authority in the East African country. In the second and final blog post of this series, Astrid Jamar examines the text, logos and images displayed on the boards, which reveal the highly hierarchised but disorganised nature of aid and its paradoxical paternalist messages.

Original languageEnglish
EditionAfrica at LSE
Media of outputBlog post
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2018


  • aid politics
  • authoritarianism
  • public space
  • paternalism
  • Burundi

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