19:00 - 22:30
Exerzierstr. 14, 13357 Berlin
Admission is free - donations are welcome
► 27 June, 2019
Start: 19.00 (starts on time)
“Freedom Here, Now, Then: Black Liberation across time and space ”
► Lecture by Panashe Chigumadzi followed by a discussion with Nora Chirikure ·
Feat. music from Florent Josef
· ABOUT THE LECTURE ·
Drawing on her historical memoir ‘These Bones Will Rise Again’, a reflection on Robert Mugabe’s 2017 ouster and Zimbabwe’s liberation struggles through intercession with her the spirits of her late grandmother Mbuya Chigumadzi and the anti-colonial heroine Mbuya Nehanda, and her much circulated long form essay ‘Why I’m No Longer to Nigerians About Race: On writers, empathy and (black) solidarity politics’, Chigumadzi speaks to the various meanings and modes of freedom, struggle and liberation for black peoples across time and space.
Panashe Chigumadzi is an essayist and novelist, born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa. Her debut novel Sweet Medicine (Blackbird Books, 2015) won the 2016 K. Sello Duiker Literary Award. Her second book, These Bones Will Rise Again was published in June 2018 by the Indigo Press. A columnist for The New York Times, and contributing editor of the Johannesburg Review of Books, her work has featured in titles including The Guardian, Chimurenga, Africa is A Country, Transition, Washington Post and Die Ziet. Prior to this, Chigumadzi was the founding editor of Vanguard Magazine, a platform for young black women coming of age in post-apartheid South Africa.
GOOD TO KNOW ·
This event is free to attend and open to all. We would kindly suggest donations for our speakers for their time and labour – we look forward to seeing you there! Please support our space by ordering a drink or two!
be’kech [anticafé · coworking space · bar] Exerzierstr. 14
13357 Berlin- Wedding
(U8 + U9/ Pankstr., Osloer Str.)