Elmina Slave Castle

Re-Memory: An African Poet & The Burden of History by Kofi Anyidoho

5:00pm - 7:00pm / Friday 20th October 2017
Type: Lecture / Category: Department / Series: Centre for the Study of International Slavery
  • Suitable for: Anybody interested in the topic, including university staff and students and members of the public.
  • Admission: This lecture is free to attend and open to all. Registration essential. Please register here.
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Centre for the Study of International Slavery Annual Lecture 2017
RE-MEMORY: An African Poet & The Burden of History
A Lecture-Performance by Kofi Anyidoho, University of Ghana-Legon

This lecture-performance presentation is anchored in the realization that we need to turn to the language and techniques of poetry for some of the most profound, most memorable articulations of the complex and often deeply embedded dimension of slavery, The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

The presentation is conceived as a poetic journey into SoulTime, focusing in part on three of the most powerful instruments and symbols of enslavement: The Slave Fort/Castle, The Middle Passage and The Slave Boat.

This lecture is free to attend and open to all. Registration essential. Refreshments will be served on arrival.