The Black Register


The Black Register

The Black Register

June 16, 2020 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / Add to Calendar

Tendayi Sithole (University of South Africa), Victoria Collis-Buthelezi (University of Johannesburg), Thabang Monoa (University of Johannesburg), moderated by David Theo Goldberg (UC Irvine)

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Join the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs on Zoom for the first of two inaugural events in a series of interventions organized by the Critical South book series. These events will put two recently published books on Blackness and decoloniality into timely conversation with our current political moment.

The Black Register, a conversation with Tendayi Sithole (University of South Africa), Victoria Collis-Buthelezi (University of Johannesburg), and Thabang Monoa (University of Johannesburg), moderated by David Theo Goldberg (UC Irvine).

Tendayi Sithole’s The Black Register asks: how have Black thinkers confronted and made sense of a world structured by anti-Blackness, a world that militates against the very existence of Blacks? Sithole undertakes a critical interrogation into the work of Sylvia Wynter, Aimé Césaire, Steve Biko, Assata Shakur, George Jackson, and Mabogo P. More to develop a critical perspective from which to confront worlds that are systematically structured to dehumanize. The “Black register” is the ways of thinking, knowing, and doing that emerge from the struggles against anti-Blackness and that dwell in the lived experience of being Black in an anti-Black world.

Information on the Thursday, June 18 event Resolutely Black, a conversation with Françoise Vergès (Independent Scholar, Paris), Matthew Smith (Northern Illinois University), Donna Jones (UC Berkeley), moderated by Karl Britto (UC Berkeley) can be found here.

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Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the UC Berkeley Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

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