Achille Mbembe is one of the preeminent critical theorists and public intellectuals of the current and future world. His intervention is to think the world in-common and the condition of planetary entanglement from Africa. Join us in a conversation ranging across topics including on the postcolony and decoloniality; decolonizing knowledge and situated thinking; the planetary turn of the African predicament; necropolitics; borders, enclaves, insulation and networks; the planetary library and the disenclosure of the world; dispossession, restitution and repair; and the politics of the living beyond humanism.
The conversation will be led by Meg Samuelson (University of Adelaide; Stellenbosch University). Registered attendees will be invited to pose questions to Professor Mbembe during the webinar as well as to submit questions by email in advance.
Cohosted by the Department of English, Creative Writing, and Film and the School of Humanities Research Theme “Stories from the South” at the University of Adelaide; the “Situations of Theory” Conference, Flinders University and the University of Adelaide; and the English Department of Stellenbosch University.