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2013 Thinking Africa Colloquium

Date Released: Thu, 31 October 2013 15:05 +0200

The Thinking Africa project within the Department hosted its third annual colloquium in September. The colloquium, entitled ‘Violence in/and the Great Lakes Region: the work of VY Mudimbe and Beyond’ brought together a range of scholars all of whom have an interest in VY Mudimbe's work and in thinking about how to respond to violence in the Great Lakes region. Three days of intense conversation ensued during which the speakers and those attending the colloquium were presented with a range of perspectives. Once the participants have had time to integrate insights from the colloquium into their papers, the papers will be brought together as a book edited by Leonhard Praeg as part of the Thinking Africa book series.

September also saw the hosting of the third annual Thinking Africa public lecture which was presented by Professor Gill Hart who also launched her latest book, Rethinking the South African Crisis: Nationalism, Populism, Hegemony, at the lecture.

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1. The third Thinking Africa Colloquium brought together a range of scholars all of whom have an interest in VY Mudimbe's work and in thinking about how to respond to violence in the Great Lakes region.

2. Gill Hart and Richard Pithouse at the Thinking Africa public lecture.

3. Amanda Xulu, Sarah Brunchausen and Ndapwa Alweendo at the Thinking Africa colloquium (right).

Source:Prof Louise Vincent