An Exception to Colourblindness: Black Consciousness in Apartheid South Africa.

30 January 2019, 12:00 - 14:00

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road

This reading session will explore how black radical thinkers in South Africa – including Steve Biko and Nelson Mandela – drew upon the thought of contemporary and past blank radicals (such as Fanon, W.E.B Du Bois, and Angela Davis) to form effective critiques of apartheid rule.


Biko, S. (2015) I Write What I Like: Selected Writings. Chicago, IL: Chicago University Press.

Nesbitt. F.N. (2004) Race for Sanctions: African Americans against Apartheid, 1946-1994. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.




Open to all. No registration required
Part of International Black Radicalism Research Network series
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