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[FULL AUDIO] The Black Radical Tradition from Toussaint to Biko and Beyond - 1791: Haiti; 1958: Ghana; 1968: USA; 1968: Grahamstown; 1987 Burkina Faso

Date Released : 05/07/2017

This colloquium was held in Grahamstown during the National Arts Festival. It was co-hosted by the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU) and the Steve Biko Foundation (SBF).

The Black Radical Tradition from Toussaint to Biko and Beyond - 1791: Haiti; 1958: Ghana; 1968: USA; 1968: Grahamstown; 1987 Burkina Faso

Date Released : 28/06/2017

The colloquium will be held in Grahamstown during the National Arts Festival. It is co-hosted by the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU) and the Steve Biko Foundation (SBF).

UHURU Conference: The Black Radical Tradition form Toussaint to Biko and Beyond

Date Released : 19/06/2017

The colloquium will be held in Grahamstown during the National Arts Festival. It is co-hosted by the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU) and the Steve Biko Foundation (SBF)

"Thinking Freedom" wins Book Award

Date Released : 01/02/2017

The Caribbean Philosophical Association is pleased to announce Thinking Freedom in Africa is one of the 2017 Frantz Fanon Outstanding Book Award winners.

The Debasement of Politics in South Africa

Date Released : 30/01/2017

There is a general debasement of politics in much of the world.

The last summer of reason

Date Released : 03/02/2017

In January 2001, three journalists at the Daily News, an independent newspaper in Harare, were arrested and questioned by the police.

The Donalds are everywhere, spelling disaster

Date Released : 13/12/2016

In London and New York the great liberal newspapers and magazines are awash with the salt of lament.

Being Human After 1492

Date Released : 16/11/2016

the ghost arm of history/still throttling me – Safiya Sinclair, “Notes on the State of Virginia, II”, Cannibal, 2016

Zimbabwe, Malema & the Court Jesters

Date Released : 20/07/2016

There is something about the way in which Nina Simone’s voice deepens every time she sings her 1971 hit New World Coming off the Here Comes the Sun album.

JNU diary: A South African of South Asian origin dissects racism on campus

Date Released : 04/06/2016

I am an African. A South African Indian to be more precise. A few years ago, after much research and determination, my father, almost 60 years old at the time, managed to locate the indenture number of one of his maternal grandmothers.

Beyoncé: The Event, The Spectre

Date Released : 20/04/2016

You know what I hate? What I truly despise? The assumption that Beyoncé’s fans (read “the hive”) cannot be a complex set of people who traverse space and place in multiple and complicated ways, the assumption that we are a homogenous set of automatons who have no agency, no capacity for critical thought.

"Writing the Decline: On the Struggle for South Africa's Democracy" Captures "Resonances of the Times

Date Released : 21/04/2016

The late Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano was a master of the vignette, of capturing moments, tiny or grand, and drawing them together to mean something.

A Rapist State’s Children: Jacob Zuma & Chumani Maxwele

Date Released : 08/04/2016

In Pumla Gqola’s latest book "Rape: A South African Nightmare", she asks: “What does it mean to ask President Jacob Zuma to take anti-rape work seriously, after we lived through the brutalisation of Khwezi in more than one way?”

"Writing the Decline: On the Struggle for South Africa’s Democracy" by Richard Pithouse

Date Released : 17/02/2016

Senior Research Fellow Dr Richard Pithouse's forthcoming book "Writing the Decline: On the Struggle for South Africa’s Democracy" is being launched in March.

Apply for UHURU Scholarships 2016

Date Released : 10/09/2015

The Unit for Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU) has scholarships for both Masters and Doctoral studies for the 2016 academic year.

Xenophobia in Grahamstown: 'We are not leaving!'

Date Released : 29/10/2015

The xenophobic attacks that began in Grahamstown last week have displaced more than 500 people. Families are split, with men having been evacuated due to fears for their safety. And the response from the municipality and the police has only added to their pain. But Grahamstown is their home and leaving is not an option.

Grahamstown Spring: As real as the smell of rain on dry earth

Date Released : 27/10/2015

Everybody knows, to borrow a line from Leonard Cohen, that the deal is rotten. Everybody knows that we can’t carry on as we are.

Where poverty meets xenophobia: Grahamstown, a city in crisis

Date Released : 27/10/2015

Five hundred people have been directly affected by xenophobic attacks in Grahamstown. Men have been evacuated from town for their safety while their wives and children remain behind, not confident that police will protect them.

Op-Ed: A moment of possibility for universities

Date Released : 21/10/2015

There is a long history in Africa of struggles against exclusions from universities on financial grounds.

Student Politics in SA: A Response to Critics

Date Released : 07/10/2015

Professor Achille Mbembe’s analysis of the state of South African political life responds to the political movements of students at South African universities who are actively and loudly challenging the status quo at their institutions.

They 'die there, it matters not where, nor how'

Date Released : 16/09/2015

Frantz Fanon wrote of the colonial ghetto that the colonised 'die there, it matters not where, nor how'.

The ‘African university’ as a site of protest

Date Released : 10/09/2015

The power of ongoing peaceful student protests at Rhodes University is a reminder of the importance of rebuilding the African university by dismantling colonial legacies through acts of protest that provide an education counter to oppressive traditions.

Policing student politics: Is there a ‘right’ way to protest?

Date Released : 08/09/2015

The custodians of the status quo at the institution still known as Rhodes University have insisted that 'there is no need to disrupt anything if you wish to be heard'.

Nina Simone: The Intensity of Beginning

Date Released : 12/08/2014

Reading the artistic contributions of Nina Simone through Frantz Fanon.

Apartheid 2015: Rhodes polices transformation

Date Released : 03/09/2015

Despite Rhodes University’s constant claim that it is an open university without gates barring the public from the campus, members of the Black Student Movement found themselves locked out of the Gavin Reilly Postgraduate Village on August 28 2015.

Post-Marikana SA, birthing the new student politics

Date Released : 07/04/2015

The Black Student Movement has established a political praxis that showed marked breaks with traditional hierarchical student representative structures.

“They Will Not Take the Street”: Ferguson and Colonial Histories

Date Released : 20/08/2015

Last week, activists staged protests in Ferguson, Missouri to memorialize the death of unarmed, black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of an armed policeman a year ago.

Transformation in action

Date Released : 14/04/2015

Events such as the student-led transformation movements reveal the extent to which South African universities have not been central and progressive hubs of social transformation.

My Encounter with Fanon

Date Released : 15/04/2014

My approach in this paper will be slightly unorthodox. I will speak about Barack Obama and Bill Cosby. I will talk to you about theatre and its performers and in so doing will relay to you, my first encounter with Frantz Fanon.

Racial terror from Columbus to Charleston

Date Released : 29/06/2015

Since the 1920s, Charleston has been the name of a dance, a dance with roots in Africa, made white and famous on Broadway.

UHURU Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University

Date Released : 31/01/2014

UHURU is a newly established Research Centre in the Faculty of Humanities focussed on research on questions relating to human emancipation in Africa and the Global South.

The sickness of xenophobia, and the need for a politics of healing

Date Released : 02/02/2015

The never-ending saga of xenophobic violence has again engulfed South Africa.

Remains of Revolution in Durban by Professor Sharad Chari

Date Released : 21/10/2014

UHURU (Unit for Humanities at Rhodes University) invites you to attend a Lecture & Post-Grad Workshop by Sharad Chari - 23 & 24 October 2014.

Politics, representation and the State: Alain Badiou's philosophy of the theatre

Date Released : 31/03/2017

Carlo Germeshuys speaks on Politics, representation and the State: Alain Badiou's philosophy of the theatre

Professor Nigel Gibson to speak on Frantz Fanon

Internationally renowned Fanon scholar and winner of the Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award, Professor Nigel Gibson [Emmerson College, USA], will this week speak at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU). His talk is titled, 'Fanon, Violence and Psychiatry'.

Gibson is also an Honorary Professor at UHURU.

Details

Date: Thursday, 16 March 2017

Venue: Humanities Seminar Room (1 Prince Alfred Street, opposite Rhodes Theatre)

Time: 17:00

Last Modified :Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:55:14 SAST

Professor Nigel Gibson to speak on Frantz Fanon

Professor Nigel Gibson [Emmerson College, USA], an internationally-renowned Fanon scholar and winner of the Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award will speak at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU) this week. Gibson is is also an Honorary Professor at UHURU.

He will speak on ‘Fanon, Violence and Psychiatry'. 

Details:

Date: Thursday, 16 March, 2017

Venue: Humanities Seminar Room (1 Prince Alfred Street, opposite Rhodes Theatre)

 

Time: 17:00

 

All are welcome.

Last Modified :Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:26:59 SAST

Pithouse book launch: Writing the Decline

Date Released : 15/04/2016

Dr Richard Pithouse, academic, activist and member of the Unit for Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU), launched his book ‘Writing the Decline’ at Rhodes University on Thursday evening, 15 April. The book chronicles the supposed decline of South Africa in the Zuma era.