10. A Giant Tree Has Fallen: Tributes to Ali Mazrui

A book commemorating the life and work of Ali Mazrui was launchedat the University of Johannesburg on Thursday 20 March 2017. The launch was hosted by IPATC and African Perspectives Publishing, in partnership with the UJ Library.

Entitled A Giant Tree Has Fallen: Tributes to Ali Mazrui, the book comprises more than 130 tributes by people ranging from presidents to the press. It also features a preface by the co-editors – Seifudein Adem, Jideofor Adibe, Abdul Karim Bangura, and Abdul Samed Bemath – and a foreword by Salim Ahmed Salim, former Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). It started with the screening of the documentary The Africans: In Search of Stability, followed by a dialogue session.

Chair: Rose Francis, of African Perspectives Publishing.

Speakers: Abdul Bemath, Ali Mazrui’s Bibliographer, Johannesburg
Prof Mathatha Tsedu, School of Literature, Language, and Media, University of the Witwatersrand
Prof Gilbert Khadiagala, Department of International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand
Prof Adekeye Adebajo, Director, Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation, University of Johannesburg

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UJ Campus


20 March 2017


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