GIBCA 2015 starts the opening week with a public discussion between the academics and authors Achille Mbembe & Sarah Nuttall. They begin with a short talk each, followed by a discussion with the curator of the biennial Elvira Dyangani Ose.
Achille Mbembe is today one of the most significant theorists within the postcolonial field. Originating from Camerun, nowadays Mbembe works as a Professor in History and Politics at WISER – Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research – in Johannesburg. In 2001, hepublished the influential book On the Postcolony.
Sarah Nuttal is the Director of WISER in Johannesburg and a Professor in Literature and Cultural Studies. She wrote the book Entanglement: Literary and Cultural Reflections on Postapartheid, she was the editor of Beautiful Ugly: African and Diasporic Aesthetics,and the co-editor of several other books such as Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis.
The programme is realized in collaboration with the research programme Tid, Minne,Representation (Time, Memory, Representation) with support from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation), organized by the University Södertörn Högskola.
Monday, September 7th, 2pm-3.30pm
Folk, Olof Palmes Plats (Tramstop Järntorget)