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Black First! but what is Black? 4 November

Speaker: Andile Mngxitama
Date: Wednesday 4 November 2015
Time: 12:30-15:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal

As the racial debate continues to heat up, the topic what is Black is being aired. The answer can be found by looking into the history of thought and action of Robert Sobukwe, Thomas Sankara and Steve Biko.

Andile Mngxitama was born and raised on the farms of Potchefstroom in the North West Province to a farm worker and a domestic worker. A leading Black Consciousness thinker, organizer and activist, Mngxitama holds an MA in sociology from the University of Witwatersrand. He co-edited Biko Lives! Contesting the Legacies of Steve Biko, a collection of essays on the philosophy and writings of the Black Consciousness leader.

In 2009, Mngxitama launched the New Frank Talk series, a journal of critical essays in which the writer uses his broad political knowledge, razor-sharp wit and powerful debate skills to examine the black condition. Fools of Melville is Mngxitama’s first work of fiction and explores the challenges of the black middle class after independence. Mngxitama is now leading a new formed movement called Black First Land First.


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