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Thinking Africa Colloquium

Siphokazi Magadla

The Thinking Africa project holds annual colloquia on topics relevant to Africa. Our first colloquium, held in 2011, was entitled Frantz Fanon: 50 Years Later. In 2012, we held a colloquium entitled Ubuntu: Curating the Archive and in 2013, we held colloquium titled  Violence In/And The Great Lakes: The Thought of V.Y. Mudimbe and Beyond. The 2014 colloquium is on the  topic  NGOs and Social Justice in Africa. The annual Thinking Africa colloquia provide opportunities for lengthy debates on topical issues related to Africa. Postgraduate students in the Department of Political and International Studies participate in the colloquia, each of which is tied to a course offered in the Department.

Thinking Africa Public Lectures

V.Y. Mudimbe podium

The Thinking Africa project holds public lectures on issues related to Africa. These lectures are given by fellows of the Thinking Africa project.

2014 Public Lecture: Lewis Gordon (When Did and Do We Meet? A Philosophical Anthropology of Time: Euro-modern, Afro-modern, and Beyond)

2013 Public Lecture: Gill Hart (topic TBA)

2012 Public Lecture:  Achille Mbembe (Frantz Fanon on the Subject of Emancipation)

2011 Public Lecture: VY Mudimbe (Frantz Fanon: 50 Years On)


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