2 September 2010

Meet tonight, plus new African Revolutionary Writers course

The Point is to Change the World

Agostinho Neto
Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane
Kwame Nkrumah
Ousmane Sembene
Ahmed Ben Bella
Frantz Fanon
Mahmood Mamdani
Patrice Lumumba
Albert Luthuli
Frederick Douglass
Malcolm X
Samir Amin
Albert Memmi
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Martin Luther King
Sékou Touré
Amilcar Cabral
Govan Mvuyelwa Mbeki
Moses Mauane Kotane
Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje
Bantu Stephen Biko
Issa Shivji
Ngugi wa Thiong’o
Thomas Sankara
Cheikh Anta Diop
Jabulani “Mzala” Nxumalo
Oginga Odinga
Walter Rodney
CLR James
Julius Kambarage Nyerere
Oliver Tambo
WEB Du Bois

African Revolutionary Writers

Comrades, as your VC, I recently asked if you had any preference, now that our course on Philosophy and Religion is complete, between “The Classics” and “African Revolutionaries”, for the next course. The reply I got was: African Revolutionaries.

This is going to be a brand new ten-part course, so I am going to need some help. I have listed some African and a few “diaspora” revolutionary writers, above. I need more such names. I have suitable CU texts from some of the listed ones, but for the majority I do not have texts yet. So I need help with getting suitable texts.

Suitable means up to around 6,000 words (chapter length) but ideally nearer 2,000 words, or approximately the length of one of our General Secretary’s articles for Umsebenzi Online. Then, it must provide a clear topic for discussion, or plural topics.

Please reply to the Communist University, YCL or Johannnesburg Central lists with your ideas and suggestions about the “African Revoutionaries” course, or by Comment on the CU blog.
We meet tonight!

We meet in the UJ Doornfontein Library. The next session will be as follows: 
  • Date: 2 September (Thursday)
  • Time: 17h00 sharp to 18h30 sharp
  • Venue: The Library, University of Johannesburg , Doornfontein, Johannesburg (former Technikon Witwatersrand). Entrance on slip road by the bridge on Siemert Road.
  • Topic: New Tools for Marxists, by Ron Press

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