7 to 9 August 2013
ELRC, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.
This colloquium is organised by the Thinking Africa project of the
Department of Political and International Studies, Rhodes University, in
collaboration with Grant Farred from Cornell University. The colloquium
reflects on the work of VY Mudimbe using these reflections to consider the
current situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Participants in
the colloquium include VY Mudimbe (Duke, USA), Grant Farred (Cornell, USA),
Gervais Désiré Yamb (Ottawa, Canada), Fabien Eboussi Boulaga (Yaoundé,
Cameroon) Olga Hel-Bongo (Laval, Québec), Justin K. Bisanswa (Laval, Québec)
and Kasereka Kavwahirehi (Ottawa, Canada).
VY Mudimbe's forthcoming book On African Fault Lines will be launched on the
eve of the colloquium.
The annual Thinking Africa colloquia provide opportunities for lengthy
debates on topical issues related to Africa. Postgraduate students in the
Department of Political and International Studies participate in the
colloquia, each of which is tied to a course offered in the Department. For
more information on the Thinking Africa project, visit our webpage at