1. Book Fair #Our Stories
The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC), in collaboration with the UJ Library, held a session at the South African Book Fair, “Book Fair #Our Stories”
Session 1: A Tale of Two Hegemons: South Africa and Nigeria in Africa
Saturday, 8 September 2018, 11:30-12:30 (Venue: Market Square Auditorium, Newtown Precinct)
Nigeria and South Africa account for about a third of Africa’s economic might, and have led much of its conflict management initiative over the last two decades.
Panellists: Professor Adekeye Adebajo, Director, University of Johannesburg’s Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation; and Professor Gilbert Khadiagala, Wits University (Discussant)
Facilitator: Dr Essop Pahad, Former South African Minister in the Presidency.
Session 2: Africa in the Era of Trump
Sunday, 9 September 2018, 11:30 – 12:30 (Venue: Market Square Sarafina Room, Newtown Precinct)
In January 2018, US president, Donald Trump, infamously referred to African countries and Haiti as “shitholes”, underlining the persistent prejudices that still pervade Western perceptions of the continent. While Africa’s one billion people are still on a quest to reverse the colonial legacy and achieve peace and democratic governance, the continent has recorded some socio-economic and political progress, and talented African writers, film-makers, visual artists and musicians have gained global recognition. In promoting its philosophies and cultural values, Africa must also rebuild bridges with its Diaspora in the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe.
Panelists: Elinor Sisulu, Executive Director, Puku Children’s Literature Foundation, Johannesburg; Prof Gilbert Khadiagala, Wits University; & Pallo Jordan, Former South African Minister of Arts and Culture
Facilitator: Professor Adekeye Adebajo, Director, University of Johannesburg’s Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation.
Market theatre, Newtown
7 – 9 September 2018