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STIAS openbare lesing deur Prof Yvette Christiansë - “Untold wealth for the benefit of the World”
Begin: 13/08/2019, 13:00
Einde: 13/08/2019, 14:00
Kontak:Nel-Mari Loock - 021 808 2652
Plek: Seminar Room, 2nd Floor, Adam Small Theatre, 15 Victoria Street, Stellenbosch

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

Tyd      13:00

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 nelmvdmerwe@sun.ac.za vir meer inligting, of besoek www.stias.ac.za/events.

Date    Tuesday 13 August 2019

Time    13:00

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 nelmvdmerwe@sun.ac.za or visit www.stias.ac.za/events.

Yvette Christiansë, 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).

For 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).

Yvette 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.