African Feminists: Talking the Walk- A programme hosted by the African Gender Institute
Professor Gabeba Baderoon speaks on her latest book, Regarding Muslims: from slavery to post-apartheid (Wits, 2014)
Gabeba Baderoon writes on representations of religion, race, gender and sexuality. Her work has appeared in Feminist Studies, Research in African Literatures, the Journal for Islamic Studies, and Social Dynamics. She received a PhD in English from the University of Cape Town, and has held fellowships in the African Gender Institute, the Nordic Africa Institute, and the Centre for Contemporary Islam. Baderoon is an Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and African Studies at Pennsylvania State University, and an Extraordinary Professor of English at Stellenbosch University. With Sa’diyya Shaikh and Nina Hoel, Baderoon is the co-organizer of a project on Theorizing Gender and Islam in Africa. She is the author of Regarding Muslims: from slavery to post-apartheid (Wits, 2014) and the poetry collections The Dream in the Next Body and A hundred silences.
Monday 4 August 2014
1pm to 2pm (with light snacks)
AXL Seminar Room, Harry Oppenheimer Building
About the African Feminists: Talking the Walk programme
The African Feminists: Talking the Walk is a programme of the African Gender Institute that started in August 2011. This programme attempts to match people (African Feminists) to their ideas and the debates they engage with in doing their work. In essence the programme tries to respond to a question that is often asked by people; ‘What do African feminists look and sound like?’ In this programme the AGI collaborates with various individuals, organisations and university departments to host a diverse range of events from seminar presentations, book launches, documentary screenings and panel discussions.
Tel: (+27) 21 650-4202
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