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‘Critique of Black Reason’

Date

Aug 06 2020

Time

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location

Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Critique of Black Reason

‘Critique of Black Reason’

A Discussion With Achille Mbembe and Laurent Dubois

Join us for a discussion with Achille Mbembe about his Critique of Black Reason, recently translated by Laurent Dubois and published by Duke University Press. The discussion will explore the core themes of the book as well as the process of its translation into English. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Tsitsi Jaji.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served.

Speakers

Achille Mbembe

Duke University & Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research

Achille Mbembe specializes in French; Decolonial and Post-colonial Studies; and Globalization, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity. He holds a position at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has written extensively in African history and politics....

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Laurent Dubois

Duke University

Laurent Dubois is Professor of Romance Studies and History and the founder and Faculty Director of the Forum for Scholars & Publics at Duke University. From 2010 to 2013, he was the co-director of the Haiti Laboratory of the Franklin Humanities Institute. He is the author of six books, including…...

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Tsitsi Jaji

Duke University

Tsitsi Jaji is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Duke University, where she teaches courses on African American, African and Caribbean expressive cultures and exchanges among them throughout the global black world. Her research often focuses on representations of sound, music and listening, and engages feminist methods and theory. Jaji…...

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