By hierdie geleentheid sal Yvette Christiansë
houer van die Ann Whitney Olin Leerstoel, Professor in Afrikana Studies en Engels
by Barnard College, Columbia University
en STIAS genoot 'n aanbieding gee met die titel:
“Untold wealth for the benefit of the World":
Liberated Africans and the Cost of Freedom
Britain's 1807 ban on abducting Africans into slavery might be called the de jure event whose consequences set in motion the longue durée of de facto
realities. In truth, the 'Liberated' Africans were made to acquire a
new 'value.' Just how and to what long lasting effect begins with the
stalled freedom of liberation transformed into apprenticeship, sometimes
in the very colonies to which the 'liberated' were to be sold, and in
the 'work' that their fate was made to do in the shuttle of treaties
between colonial powers.
Datum Dinsdag 13 Augustus 2019
Plek Seminaarkamer, 2e Vloer, Adam Small Teater, Victoriastraat 15, Stellenbosch
Ons sien daarna uit om u by hierdie geleentheid te verwelkom – moet dit nie misloop nie! Skakel met me Nel-Mari Loock by 021 808 2652 of email@example.com vir meer inligting, of besoek www.stias.ac.za/events.
Date Tuesday 13 August 2019
Place Seminar Room, 2nd Floor, Adam Small Theatre, 15 Victoria Street, Stellenbosch
We look forward to welcoming you at this event – not to be missed!
For more information, contact Ms Nel-Mari Loock at 021 808 2652 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.stias.ac.za/events.
Ann Whitney Olin Chair, is a Professor of Africana Studies and English
and Chair of Africana Studies at Barnard College at Columbia University
in New York. She is currently a fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for
Advanced Study writing a book on the significance of the Liberated
Africans. Christiansë is an award-winning poet, novelist, librettist and
scholar with interests in the poetry and prose of African diaspora in
former English colonies. She is the author of Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics (Fordham University Press 2013).
almost three decades, she has been researching the stall in the
abolition of slavery in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans between 1807 and
into the early years of the Twentieth Century. Her collections include Imprendehora (published in South Africa by Kwela Books/Snail Press 2009) and Castaway (Duke University Press, 1999). Her acclaimed first novel, Unconfessed, was published in the United States, South Africa, and The Netherlands (Other Press, 2006; Kwela Books, 2007; Querido, 2007).
Christiansë was born in South Africa under apartheid and immigrated
with her family to Swaziland and then to Australia before she immigrated
to the United States.