#Afems2017 Programme & Speakers

 

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For those of our followers who have been biding their time for the programme to the ‘Six Mountains on her Back’ : (Re)thinking African Feminisms Colloquium at Rhodes University of 21 and 22 July 2017, wait no longer. 

You can get the programme by clicking here: Afems programme_final_prin

 

 

 

 

 

Activities include a poetry session, exhibition, book launch, and panel with our special guests: Pumla Dineo Gqola, Betty Govendin, Neelika Jayawardene, Siphokazi Jonas, Yvette Abrahams, and Sharlene Khan.

But, wait, there’s more…

 

The Afems team looks forward to seeing you all at the event!

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Registration: ‘Six Mountains on her Back’ Colloquium 2017

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The AFems2017 team is pleased to announce that you may now register for the event online by filling out this Afems Registration form.

While there is no registration fee, we would like to get a rough idea of the number of people planning to attend, together with any special considerations for those with disabilities. The programme will be posted shortly and we will keep you updated on any additional information. 

CFP ‘Six Mountains on her back’: (Re) thinking African Feminisms Colloquium 2017 (South Africa)

‘Six Mountains on her back’ (Re) thinking
African Feminisms Colloquium 2017

Rhodes University
21-22 July 2017

https://findingafricaseminar.wordpress.com

African feminisms have, since their inception over a century ago, been grounded in inclusive and intersectional discourses which seek to challenge and unravel patriarchal, political, existential, and philosophical imbalances in society. As such they have been instrumental in bringing into question some of the ‘blind spots’ and prejudices embedded in Western feminisms. In light of current debates on decolonisation and the continued interest in intersectional politics in the global sphere, Finding Africa invites researchers to propose papers which centre on the theme of African feminisms in any field of the humanities.

All submissions should be 250 word abstracts Word formatted document which can be emailed to afrifems17@gmail.com by 15 May 2017.

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

Intersectionality
Womanism
The Future of African Feminisms
Human Rights
Curricula
Black-African-postcolonial feminist creative theorisation and methodologies
Visual Culture Productions and Histories
Visual Arts Praxis and Theories
African Feminist Manifestos
The Psychology of African Feminisms
Literature
Disability
The Uses of the Erotic
Sexuality
Performance Art
Eco-feminisms

This event is a collaborative effort between the Rhodes University Fine Art and English Departments, together with Finding Africa. The co-organisers are Dr Sharlene Khan, Thando Njovane, and Dr Lynda Spencer.

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