Thu., Feb. 14: Ikechukwu Okafor-Newsum on Frantz Fanon

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Wed Feb 6 03:05:41 MST 2002


Critical Perspectives on Wars, Classes, & Empires

Teach-in: "Against the Empire: Frantz Fanon & Pan-Africanism"

Speaker: Ikechukwu Okafor-Newsum

Date: Thursday, February 14
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: 115 Stillman, OSU
1947 College Rd., Columbus, OH

About the Speaker: Ikechukwu Okafor-Newsum is a professor of
literature and political economy in the African-American and African
Studies at the Ohio State University.  (Dr. Newsum is adjunct
associate professor in the Department of English and faculty
associate in the Centers for African Studies and Folklore Studies and
in the Department of Women's Studies at the Ohio State University as
well.)  His publications include _Class, Language and Education:
Class Struggle and Sociolinguistics in an African Situation_ (1990),
_The Use of English_ (with Adebisi Afolayan, 1983), and _United
States Foreign Policy Towards Southern Africa: Andrew Young and
Beyond_ (with Olayiwola Abegunrin, 1987).  He serves as the principal
editor of _Working Papers: The Black Woman, Challenges and Prospects
for the Future_ (with Carlene Herb Young et al, 1991).  His work as a
visual artist has been widely acclaimed.

***  Devastating critique of the violence of colonialism.  Searching
examination of the master-slave dialectic.  Fierce commitment to
anti-colonial struggles.  Prophetic analysis of the pitfalls of
national consciousness.  The revolutionary theory and practice of
Frantz Fanon constitute an essential part of the rich and complex
political and intellectual legacies of the Left that we seek to
reclaim today, as we confront both explicit and implicit calls for a
"new colonialism" -- a "humanitarian imperialism" -- issued by
liberals and conservatives alike.  ***

Cf. Frantz Fanon on the Net: <http://www.emory.edu/ENGLISH/Bahri/Fanon.html>.

Sponsors: the Student International Forum and Social Welfare Action Alliance.
OSU Campus map: <www.osu.edu/map/linkbuildings/stillmanhall.html>.
For more info, contact Yoshie Furuhashi at <furuhashi.1 at osu.edu> or
614-668-6554; or Keith Kilty at <kilty.1 at osu.edu> or 614-292-7181.

The flyer for the teach-in is available at
<http://www.osu.edu/students/sif/fanon.doc>.  The flyer for other
upcoming SIF/SWAA events is available at
<http://www.osu.edu/students/sif/calendar5.doc>.
--
Yoshie

* Calendar of Events in Columbus:
<http://www.osu.edu/students/sif/calendar.html>
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* Student International Forum: <http://www.osu.edu/students/sif/>
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