Thinking Mudimbe: A Virtual Colloquium in Celebration of Philosopher V.Y. Mudimbe

Thursday, 21 April 2022 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST

Virtual Colloquium

About the Colloquium

This one-day colloquium brings together a transnational group of scholars from multiple disciplinary backgrounds to honour the V.Y. Mudimbe, undoubtedly the most brilliant African thinker of his generation and one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century.  It invites us to think in the spirit of Mudimbe’s work and speak to the questions that for decades animated his intellectual energies. Our aim is to think on, with, and beyond Mudimbe, and ask the insights that his work afford us for rethinking African studies and for engaging the current intellectual climate characterised as a decolonial turn. 

This colloquium will feature the following scholars:

Pierre Philippe Fraiture (University of Warwick)

Gertrude Mianda (York University – Glendon)

Olga Hel-Bongo (Laval University)

Zahir Kolia (Ryerson University)

Sally Mathews (Rhodes University)

Gervais D. Yamb (University of Ottawa)

Kasereka Kavwahirehi (University of Ottawa)

Zubairu Wai, (University of Toronto Scarborough)

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Organiser by: Zubairu Wai (University of Toronto Scarborough) and Kasereka Kavwahirehi (University of Ottawa)

Please direct all questions about the colloquium to: zuba.wai@utoronto.ca

All are welcome to attend this FREE session.