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Liberating the Female Voice from the Patriarchal Order of the South African Pastoral Tradition: Anne Landsman’s The Devil’s Chimney by Ruth Daly The next Finding Africa seminar, hosted in association with the University of Leeds’ Centre for African Studies (LUCAS), will be on 24 May 2016. Ruth Daly will present a reading of Anne Landsman’s The…
The Fourth Biannual Northern Postcolonial Network Symposium ‘Postcolonial Education: Teaching, Learning and Schooling in and after Empire’ University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University, June 17th 2016, in association with the Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies and the Centre for Culture and the Arts. Co-organised by Dr Matthew Whittle, Dr Rachel Bower, Dr Jonathan Saha and…
South Africa’s Political Crisis: Unfinished Liberation and Fractured Class Struggles Book Launch and LUCAS seminar with Alexander Beresford Thursday 3 March, 4–5.30pm, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds, LG 19 – all welcome South Africa’s long road to political freedom reflects only a partial freedom and an unfinished project of liberation. The country remains one of…
Middle East Solidarity Day School 2016 – Saturday 12 March, SOAS Speakers include: Omar Barghouti, Ala’a Shehabi, Sameh Naguib, Joseph Daher, Adam Hanieh, Muzna al-Na’ib, Anne Alexander and others This dayschool will provide an essential guide for activists and trade unionists who want to understand more about how ordinary people across the Middle East continue…
Religion, Homosexuality and LGBT Rights in Africa Symposium University of Leeds, 7 April, 1pm This symposium celebrates the launch of two book volumes, co-edited by Ezra Chitando and Adriaan van Klinken, and published with Ashgate in spring 2016: Public Religion and the Politics of Homosexuality in Africa. Christianity and Controversies over Homosexuality in Africa. Speakers…
A screening of the award-winning documentary Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara.   Date: 17 March 2016 Time: 17:00 – 19:00 Room: B.10 Parkinson Building, Leeds University Most people think that colonialism in Africa is ended. But in Western Sahara, the end of Spanish rule gave way to a new occupation, this…
The Battle of Algiers [screening and round table] March the 2nd at 5 pm Phil Taylor Cinema School of Media and Communication [2nd floor – room 2.13] Clothworkers’ Building North- (building 56 on Campus Map) University of Leeds (w/ English subtitles) Originally banned in France, this 1966 Italian-Algerian historical war film depicts the Algerian War…
Professor Manuel Barcia’s Inaugural Lecture. Date: 10-03-2016 Time: 17:00 – 18:00 This lecture will examine how a series of historical events that occurred in West Africa from the mid-1790s – including Afonja’s rebellion, the Owu wars, the Fulani-led jihad, and the migrations to Egbaland – had an impact upon life in cities and plantations in…
James Morris (York), ‘The Orchestra on the Titanic? Oxfam in Kenya, 1963-2002’. Tuesday 2 February, 4-5.30pm (Michael Sadler LG10) Alex Beresford (Leeds), ‘South Africa’s Political Crisis: Unfinished Liberation and Fractured Class Struggles’. Thursday 3 March, 4–5.30pm (seminar and book launch) (Michael Sadler LG 19) For more details, please see the LUCAS events page or contact…
Some upcoming seminars / lectures of interest at Leeds University Wednesday January 27th Zoe Trodd (University of Nottingham) Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century Grant Room, Michael Sadler Building, 3-5 pm Zoe Trodd is Professor of American Literature in the Department of American and Canadian Studies at the University of…