Upcoming Events by the Centre of African Studies


November’s events of the Centre of African Studies in London, UK.

  • Book Launch: Everyday Hero


Date: 7 November 2011
Time: 6-9pm
Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Brunei Gallery, SOAS

With author Francis Mensah Williams

Everyday heroes are people from our communities who have achieved success in their own areas of activity and who inspire us to do better.

The stories of these sixteen achievers will provide education, offer inspiration and promote aspiration in an easy to read format for young readers everywhere.

  • Book Launch: Luka Jantjie: Resistance Hero of the South Africa Frontier

Date: 22 November 2011
Time: 6-9pm
Venue: Brunei Suite, Brunei Gallery, SOAS

With Author Kevin Shillington

Luka Jantjie is a much neglected hero of resistance to British colonialism. His place in South African history has tended to be overshadowed by events elsewhere in the region.

In 1870, at the beginning of the Kimberley diamond mining boom that was to transform southern Africa, Luka Jantjie was the first independent African ruler to lose his land to the new colonialists, who promptly annexed the diamond fields.

His outspoken stand against the hypocrisy of colonial ‘justice’ earned him the epithet: “a wild fellow who hates the English”. This book attempts to redress the balance by recording his remarkable story.

  • The Way They Were: Pictures from Afgooye, Southern Somalia, 1967-1989. By Virginia Luling.

Date: 24 November 2011
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: Brunei Suite, Brunei Gallery, SOAS

An exhibition of photographs from Afgooye, by Dr Virginia Luling, followed by a talk with the author and a reception.

For more details about CAS evets, please visit CAS website on http://www.soas.ac.uk/cas/events or email cas@soas.ac.uk


Source: Royal African Society

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