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Lezing Anthony Bogues: Freedom and emancipation

Op 22 november houdt Tony Bogues een lezing in het Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, Amsterdam, in het kader van de expositie Zwart & wit. De titel van zijn lezing luidt: Freedom and emancipation; reflexions on post-slavery and the search for freedom.

Tony Bogues discusses the differences between human emancipation and freedom. Being emancipated does not necessarily make a former slave free; rather, the ability to create one’s own freedom does.
Anthony Bogues is currently the Harmon Family Professor of Africana Studies, and an affiliated Professor of Political Science and Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.  He is currently the Marta Sutton Weeks Distinguished Visitor at the Stanford Humanities Center for 2012.  He is also a Honorary Professor at the Center for African Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and Visiting Professor of the Humanities at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
Bogues has written extensively, including: Caliban’s Freedom: The Early Political Thought of C.L.R. James (1997); Black Heretics and Black Prophets: Radical Political Intellectuals (2003); and Empire of Liberty: Power, Freedom and Desire ( 2010).  He is the editor of two volumes of Caribbean intellectual history, After Man – The Human: Critical Essays on the Thought of Sylvia Wynter (2006); and The George Lamming Reader: The Aesthetics of Decolonization (2011). He has published over 60 essays in the fields of intellectual history, political theory, cultural and literary history and is an associate editor of the journal Small Axe and member of the editorial collective of the journal Boundary 2.
Bogues recently co-curated a national exhibition on Haitian Art, titled, Reframing Haiti –Art, History and Performativity.  He is currently working on three major projects, a political/philosophical project on questions of the human, freedom, human emancipation and the black intellectual tradition; co-curating a major exhibition on Haitian art for 2014 in Paris and Cape Town, South Africa; and an intellectual/political biography of Michael Manley and Jamaican postcolonial politics.
Professor Bogues served as chief of staff to then Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley.
Wayne Modest van het Tropenmuseum zal als moderator optreden.
Locatie: KIT Linnaeusstraat 2, Amsterdam
Tijd, expositie en lezing: 16.00 uur rondleiding. De lezing begint om 17.00 uur.
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