The Paulo Freire Project of the Centre for Adult Education, School of
Education, is delighted to announce that eminent scholar Professor Lewis
Gordon will be back on PMB campus. Gordon will be
speaking on race, racism and higher education.

WHEN: Wednesday, 7th October, 14h00 – 15h30

WHERE: C3, Commerce Building, Golf Road campus, Pietermaritzburg

Gordon
is a world-renowned Afro-Jewish philosopher, political thinker,
educator, musician, and Professor of Philosophy and African American
Studies with affiliation in El Instituto and the Center for Judaic
Studies and Jewish Life at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He
is currently Nelson Mandela Distinguished Visiting Professor (for 2014
and 2015) at the University of Rhodes, and European Union Visiting Chair
in Philosophy at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France. Gordon has
written extensively on race and racism, postcolonial phenomenology,
Africana and black existentialism, and on the works and thought of
Frantz Fanon and W.E.B. Du Bois.

Earlier this year, Gordon published What Fanon said
In this work, using his own translations of the original French, he
critically engages everything in Fanon from dialectics, ethics,
existentialism, and humanism to philosophical anthropology,
phenomenology, and political theory as well as psychiatry and
psychoanalysis.

For more information on Gordon (and the book), please look at one or more of the following links:

https://www.lewisrgordon.com/biography/ – more about Prof Gordon the person

https://lewisrgordon.com/ –
Prof Gordon’s website and blog. Here you will find lots of information,
including about the book, as well as many links to youtube clips of
talks, etc.

https://www.bookculture.com/blog/2015/04/19/qa-and-reading-lewis-gordon – interview with Gordon about What Fanon said, and more broadly.

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