Postcolonial Feminisms: African Perspectives


A colloqium

torsdag 9. februar 2012, kl. 10:00

Sal: Berner-kjelleren

Arrangør: Senter for tverrfaglig kjønnsforskning

Inngang: Gratis

Most of the different African contexts in which efforts are being made to establish and sustain feminist scholarship and activism are recognised as ‘post-colonial’, in the sense that they are no longer under the yoke of institutionalised colonialism.
However, ‘post-colonial’ also refers to academic and political pursuits and endeavours to dismantle deeply embedded eurocentric, globalised norms and biases within academic scholarship. The Colloquium will be an opportunity for Norwegian and Nordic scholars to gain insights from, and begin a dialogue with, scholars who are at the forefront of the development of postcolonial feminist approaches within, and in relation to, African contexts and the African diaspora.
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome & Introduction by madeleine kennedy-macfoy (STK)
10.15 – 11.00 Professor Frieda Ekotto, Department of AfroAmerican and African Studies (DAAS) and Comparative Literature, University of Michigan (title TBC). Reprendre: The Cololonial Library and the Modern Sub-Saharan African Subject
11.00 – 11.15 Break
11.15 – 12.00 Professor Musa Dube, Faculty of Humanities, University of Botswana (title TBC). Dancing the Kimba Vita Way:Postcolonial Feminist Redaings of the Bible
12.00 – 12.30 Discussion