The Rhodes University's Unit for Humanities (Uhuru) in partnership with the Steve Biko Foundation are currently hosting a conference on : The Black Radical Tradition from Toussaint to Biko and Beyond 1791: Haiti; 1958: Ghana; 1968: USA; 1968: Grahamstown; 1987 Burkina Faso.
Venue: Humanities Seminar Room which is at 1 Prince Alfred Street until Tuesday 4, July 2017.
The colloquium is hosted by the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU) and the Steve Biko Foundation (SBF at the Humanities Seminar Room which is at 1 Prince Alfred Street until Tuesday 4, July 2017.
The colloquium was opened by Steve Biko’s oldest son, Nkosinathi Biko and was followed by powerful contemporary papers by Mikaela Erskog Reflections on the Black Student Movement, Ayanda Kota (UPM) From Azapo to the Unemployed People’s Movement and Motlatsi Khosa (UNISA) Abahlali baseMjondolo & Living Ubuntu.
Today’s afternoon session commences at 2pm with Tendayi Sithole presenting, Steve Biko in Johnny Dyani’s Exiled Imagination: a meditation with responses by author Bongani Madondo and Fezi Mthonti. Ntombizikhona Valela talks about the Militant Mother Madikizela: The Intellectual Genealogy of Winnie Mandela.
Award winning author, Michael Neocosmos and Director of the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University (Uhuru) was last week awarded the Frantz Fanon Award for Outstanding Book in Caribbean Thought for his 2016 book, Thinking Freedom in Africa: towards a theory of emancipatory politics in New York. He will be one of the key presenters at the Colloquium.
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