Decolonising Knowledge: a lecture performance

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5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Russell Square: College Buildings
Kamran Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT)

About this event

Grada Kilomba, Writer / Artist

Grada Kilomba is a portuguese writer, theorist, and interdisciplinary artist. Her work draws on gender, race, trauma and memory, and has been translated into several languages and published in international anthologies, magazines, and journals as well as staged internationally.

Her work is best known for using a variety of formats, from print publications to staged readings and performance, combining both academic and lyrical narrative, creating a very unique literary style. In 2011, she was awarded as one of the „Most Inspiring Black Women in Europe“ by BWIE, due to her writings and performative readings.

With origins in the West African Islands São Tomé e Príncipe and in Angola, she was born in Lisbon where she studied clinical psychology and psychoanalysis. There she worked in the psychiatry with ‘war survivors’ from Angola and Mozambique and developed several projects in the fields of memory and trauma.

Grada Kilomba has a degree on clinical psychology and psychoanalysis from the Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (ISPA). And she holds a distinguished Doctorate from the Freie Universität – Berlin (summa cum laude).

Organiser: Dr Alyosxa Tudor

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