Thursday, 20 September 2012
Reclaiming African History, Reclaiming Humanity
A public lecture by Jacques Depelchin
Date: Wednesday 3 October
Venue: Arts Major
Jacques Depelchin is a Congolese historian who has spent time teaching and researching in many places around the world among them the USA, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Brazil, Tanzania and Mozambique. He is the co-founder of the Ota-Benga International Alliance for Peace in the DRC. He has written much on African history, most notably Silences in African History: between the syndromes of discovery and abolition. He is currently spending six months at Rhodes University as the Hugh le May Fellow in the Departments of History and of Political and International Studies.