Author: Magnus Godvik Ekeland

No questions asked: the rise of loan sharks in lockdown South Africa

Magnus Godvik Ekeland , December 7th, 2020

Flipping through my fieldnotes written back in the early days of the South African lockdown, it’s the stoicism of my research participants that strikes me. When president Cyril…

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The Ethnographer’s Catch 22

Magnus Godvik Ekeland , December 1st, 2020

  Did I hear a knock at my door? I stopped what I was doing, listening more attentively. South Africa had been on lockdown for over a week,…