Frantz Fanon, Sixty Years After

image of Anne-Maria Makhulu

Online symposium "Frantz Fanon, Sixty Years After"
Friday, December 3 
12:00PM East

You can register via Zoom to attend the symposium online:

Frantz Fanon's work has profoundly influenced militants of the Global South and Black Power struggle, factions of the Andean Indigenous guerrillas of the 1980s, and continues to be a vital reference in today’s social movements such as Black Lives Matter. How can we make sense of Fanon's urgent, multifaceted, and contested legacy?

Anne-Maria Makhulu (Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies, Duke University), Achille Mbembe (Professor, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand), Sarah Quesada (Assistant Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University), and Felwine Sarr (Distinguished Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University) will be in conversation about the ways in which the legacy of Frantz Fanon relates to their current work.

This Symposium will be presented in conjunction with a poetic homage to Fanon, including a reading by poet Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe AKA Capitaine Alexandre of excerpts from Felwine Sarr’s play, Liberté, j'aurai habité ton rêve jusqu'au dernier soir (2021).

The event will be bilingual with English translation available for the symposium
Excerpts from Liberté will be read in French.