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Demystifying Frantz Fanon
Start: 01/11/2023, 14:00
End: 01/11/2023, 15:15
Contact:Anell Stacey Daries - 0218084032
Location: AVReQ Seminar Room

Demystifying Frantz Fanon: A Conversation with Professors Homi Bhabha and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

In an exciting collaboration, AVReQ and the Graduate School of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences present the much-anticipated inaugural installment of the Theory 101 Lecture Series, where interdisciplinary collaboration and intellectual exchange take centre stage. The Theory 101 Series aims to create a platform where students and scholars from diverse academic backgrounds can come together to explore, discuss, and critically analyse a wide array of theoretical frameworks.

For its first iteration, the series is proud to bring you an extraordinary conversation titled "Demystifying Frantz Fanon: A Conversation with Professor Homi Bhabha and Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela." This remarkable event promises to be an engaging exploration of the enduring relevance of Frantz Fanon's work, particularly within the African context.

Frantz Fanon, a towering figure in postcolonial studies and critical theory, has left an indelible mark on the intellectual landscape. His groundbreaking writings, which include seminal works such as "The Wretched of the Earth," have had a profound impact on our understanding of colonialism, identity, and human liberation. In a world where discussions on decolonization, identity, and social justice are ever more pertinent, this conversation with Professors Bhabha and Gobodo-Madikizela provides a unique opportunity to revisit and rethink Fanon's theories in the context of the 21st century.

Wednesday, 1 November 2023

Time: 14:00 PM - 15:15 PM (SAST)

Venue: AVReQ Seminar Room, GG Cillie Education Building

This event is in-person only, and seating is limited, so we encourage you to secure your spot as soon as possible by registering HERE.

The distinguished speakers for this enlightening discussion are renowned scholars in their own right, each bringing a unique perspective and expertise to the conversation:

Professor Homi K. Bhabha:

Professor Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. His extensive work in postcolonial theory, cultural change, and power, as well as his reprinted book "Location of Culture," translated into seven languages, underscores his profound insights into the topics at hand.

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela:

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela holds the South African National Research Foundation Chair in Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma. As the Director of the Centre for the Study of the Afterlife of Violence and the Reparative Quest (AVReQ), her work on victims and perpetrators of human rights violations, remorse, and forgiveness has earned her international acclaim.

This event promises to be a stimulating conversation, providing a platform for an in-depth analysis of Fanon's theoretical contributions. By fostering an interdisciplinary dialogue among students and scholars, it aims to stimulate critical thinking and intellectual engagement, fostering a rich intellectual community where diverse voices can be heard.

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with two leading scholars as they demystify Frantz Fanon's work, providing fresh insights into his theories and their applicability in our contemporary world. Join us on November 1st for a thought-provoking conversation that promises to enrich your understanding of Fanon and inspire a broader perspective on the issues that matter.

For more information and to register, please contact Ceasar ( We look forward to welcoming you to this enlightening event!