Below is an invitation to the Dialogue Forum with Micere Githae Mugo, a famous kenyan activist, writer and Professor at the Syracuse University in New York, moderated by Dr. Maisha Eggers, also a Kenyan Professor from Berlin. Come and meet these amazing Kenyan women and share with them in celebrating “50 Years of African Independence – Offering Libation to African Women Freedom Fighters across his/herstory“
On Tuesday, 5 June 2012 at 19.00 h AfricAvenir invites you to a Dialogue Forum with panafricanist and feminist writer, activist and academic Micere Githae Mugo on “50 Years of African Independence – Offering Libation to African Women Freedom Fighters across his/herstory” at GLS Sprachenzentrum. Borrowing heavily from African Orature (verbal art) in its composition, Mugo’s presentation will assume the form of a prosaic praise poem, highlighting the historical contribution of selected African women to the fight for freedom and justice. It will aim at filling gaps and exploding negative silences that persist in mainstream narratives portraying women of African origin either as passive observers of history, or as appendages of male heroes. By focusing on “Global Africa”, she will demonstrate the connectivity of struggles among women of African origin in an effort to liberate themselves from patriarchy, slavery, colonialism and neo-colonialism. Identifying these “sites” as concomitant parts of capitalism, imperialism and neo-liberalism, she calls for greater international solidarity with “Africana women freedom fighters”. The evening will be moderated by Prof. Maureen Maisha Eggers. In cooperation with Poesie Festival Berlin, Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland, Adefra – Schwarze Frauen in Deutschland, Jozi.tv and AFROTAK TV Cybernomads.
Dialogue Forum with Micere Githae Mugo
“Offering Libation to African Women Freedom Fighters across his/herstory”
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Maureen Maisha Eggers
Date: Tuesday, 5 June 2012, 19.00 h
Entrance: Donation welcome
GLS Sprachenzentrum, Lounge
10435 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
U 2 Eberswalder Str. ( 5 minutes walk)
U 8 Rosenthaler Platz (10 minutes walk)
M1 Schwedter Str.
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