THE BLACK ATLANTIC 6 SEPTEMBER
A round table about black identity in the urban culture of Africa, America and Europe. Joining the table; Faustin Linyekula, Francio Guadeloupe, Sruti Bala. More speakers will be announced soon.
We are very excited to start the new cultural season with two events that we consider to be very important in this moment in time - both are closely related and inspired by what researcher and writer Paul Gilroy calls The Black Atlantic. We are 'proud' that RIGHTABOUTNOW INC. is the first cultural organisation in The Netherlands to explore this notion in the public sphere!
As this event is English spoken, we share the info about this event in English!
This evening has its roots in Paul Gilroys magnum opus The Black Atlantic which argues that the centuries-long history of slavery wasn’t an aberration but a central fact in the creation of the modern world. Drawing on literature, music, political philosophy and other texts, it argued for a conception of a diasporic black identity that arose from the experience of enslavement and transcends ethnicity and nationality.
Keynote speaker Francio Guadeloupe will relate Paul Gilroy's concept to the Dutch context. You are warmly invited to participate in the debate!
Datum: 6 september 2019
Locatie: Pakhuis de Zwijger