11 May 2021 | Story Rulanzen Martin | Photo Supplied
Prof Walter D Mignolo from Duke University will be the speaker at this year’s Africa Day Memorial Lecture.

The Africa Day Memorial Lecture is an important event for the University of the Free State (UFS) and the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies.  This year’s lecture will be presented virtually by Prof Walter D Mignolo and will focus on The beauty of the sovereign people: Jean Casimir and the decolonial history of Haiti.  The discussant will be Prof Sabelo J Ndlovu-Gatsheni.

Africa Day is celebrated annually on 25 May under a different theme. The theme for Africa Month 2021 as declared by the African Union is: The AU Year of the Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want. 

Event details
Date: 19 May 2021
Time: 19:00
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About the speaker:

Prof Mignolo is a professor of Romance Studies and professor of Literature. He is the Director of the Centre for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke University in the United States of America. He was an honorary research associate in the Centre for Indian Studies in South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Read more about Prof Mignolo here

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