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Decolonising the University

‘De-colonising the University’

The book, Decolonising the University is the subject of a book talk organised by Lee Humphries at his bookshop, Printed Matter Bookshop on Queen’s Road. Two of the contributors will be present for the discussion.

In 2015, students at the University of Cape Town demanded the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the imperialist, racist business magnate, from their campus. The battle cry ‘#RhodesMustFall’ sparked an international movement calling for the decolonisation of the world’s universities.

Today, as this movement grows, how will it radically transform the terms upon which universities exist? In this book, students, activists and scholars discuss the possibilities and the pitfalls of doing de-colonial work in the home of the coloniser, in the heart of the establishment.

Subverting curricula, enforcing diversity and destroying old boundaries, this is a radical call for a new era of education. Offering resources for students and academics to challenge and resist coloniality inside and outside the classroom, Decolonising the University provides the tools for radical pedagogical, disciplinary and institutional change.

Two of the contributors will be discussing their book, De-colonising the University: Gurminder K Bhambra is Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies in the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex and John Holmwood is Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham.

De-colonising the University at Printed Matter Bookshop, 185 Queens Road, Hastings, TN34 1RG. Thursday, 13th September at 6pm. Tickets £2 donation. Tel: 01424 440466.

Posted 10:29 Monday, Sep 3, 2018 In: Literature

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  1. Andy Holt

    I just wonder if it might be more appropriate to call it de-colonialising, but hey….

    Comment by Andy Holt — Monday, Sep 10, 2018 @ 16:59

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