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When: Friday, October 18th, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Location:Dunton Tower, 1811

Dr. Firoze Manji

Research Talks 2019-2020

Department of English Language and Literature


Dr. Firoze Manji, Institute of African Studies

Emancipation and the Politics of Identity


I consider the politics of identity in relation to the concept of “African”. I trace the origin of the term used by Europe as a shorthand for the non-human or lesser-being to its emergence as an identity intimately linked to a struggle for human emancipation. I will discuss the consequences of delinking that identity from emancipatory struggles during the post-independence and neoliberal era which have resulted in the descent into ethnicism.

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Co-sponsored by the Institute of African Studies