Drawing on Biko’s critique of white liberalism and notions of integration, Nigel C. Gibson will present a lecture on Stephen Bantu Biko’s conception of race, including Biko’s engagement with Frantz Fanon’s writings. Gibson will argue that Black consciousness’ notion of blackness is not about “pigmentation” but “an attitude of mind”. He will also talk about Black consciousness as a world historical concept, mental liberation and the dialectic of liberation.
Gibson is author of Frantz Fanon: The Postcolonial Imagination and Fanonian Practices in South Africa: from Steve Biko to Abahlali baseMjondolo and is also one of the editors of Biko Lives. He is currently completing Frantz Fanon, Politics and Psychiatry which will be published in September 2017.
Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education,
1 Batten Lane,
Mowbray, Cape Town
(next to Forest Hill and opposite the Viljoenhof CPUT residences)
Kindly RSVP by Tuesday 7 March 2017 to:
021 685 3516/8