Event location: Online - Zoom

Event date and time: 23/09/2021 15:00:00

On 23 September 2021, we will be hosting our fifth seminar in the Africa and Knowledge Seminar Series, with the theme ‘Development and the Quest for Modernity in Africa’.

The series launched in November 2020 and focuses on Africa and knowledges guided by the question “What is an African today?” This question is not a demand for a description of the sort of thing we can say is African, that is, an account of qualities we can claim are predominantly shared by people inhabiting the geographical space called Africa. This question is rather an invitation to consider the sort of Africa we think is worth striving after. Who should we strive to become as Africans today – in the here and now? That is the challenge.

This seminar series is presented by the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation, Emengini Institute for Comparative Global Studies, Center for Philosophy in Africa, and the Faculty of Humanities of Nelson Mandela University.

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