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Wednesday, 4 August, 2021 - 18:00

Sizwe Mpofu-Walshs

WiSER invites you to the launch of THE NEW APARTHEID By Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh     South Africa’s story is often presented as a triumph of new over old, but while formal apartheid was abolished decades ago, stark and more

Wednesday, 11 August, 2021 - 12:00
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Keith Breckenridge

We would like to encourage anyone interested in working with Omeka S to join us for a Zoom workshop on Wednesday, August 11, at 12:00.    If you would like an account on the project server at https://afridig.omeka.net, please more

Wednesday, 11 August, 2021 - 17:00
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Sisonke Msimang 

WiSER, Governing Intimacies and Number10Publishers invite you to On Violence: an intergenerational conversation about women's resistance    A conversation between Sisonke Msimang (writer, WISER Writing Fellow),  more

Thursday, 12 August, 2021 - 18:00
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Keith Breckenridge

The Forge, WISER and the C150 Chair in Gender and African Politics invite you to a panel investigating the political economy of last month's events in Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Thursday, 12 August, 2021 - 18:00 All of the popular more

Monday, 16 August, 2021 - 16:00
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Nicodemus Fru Awasom

The nature and way of Africa’s entanglement with the West is such that Africans have often been treated as pawns and inconsequential subjects in western imperial gymnastics. Western imperial interests always took precedence over the more

Monday, 30 August, 2021 - 16:00
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Janeke Thumbran

This paper examines how the ‘coloured question’ was initially formulated through the biological essence that underpinned this racial category. The paper makes two arguments: first that the essence of this category – represented through more

Monday, 6 September, 2021 - 16:00
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Kirk Sides

This paper looks at the work of Nigerian author Amos Tutuola arguing that Tutuola’s first works, The Palmwine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, inaugurate a negotiation over which poetics and politics were best suited to imagine more

Monday, 13 September, 2021 - 16:00
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Christopher Tounsel


Monday, 27 September, 2021 - 16:00
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Jeff Maskovsky

This talk explores the ways that whiteness and paternalism work to categorize labor in the 21st century United States. The entry point for this discussion is the rise of Trumpism, which I see as a post-civil rights era form of right-wing more

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