SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Black Revolution: The Global Politics of Black Radicalism

Dr Kehinde Andrews (Birmingham City University)

Date: 13 November 2018Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 13 November 2018Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: DLT

Type of Event: Seminar

Black radicalism is one of the most misunderstood political philosophies that exist. Conflated with extremism, narrow versions of nationalism and misogynistic organisations, it has largely been dismissed or overlooked as the ‘evil twin on the civil rights movement’. This talk will recover the legacy of Black radicalism, outlining a tradition that provides a revolutionary alternative to the status quo. Calls for the Black Revolution challenge some of the central premises of development studies, demanding a route to liberation for Africa and her diaspora.

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Black Revolution: The Global Politics of Black Radicalism

Kehinde Andrews is Associate Professor in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Birmingham City University. Kehinde was previously a lecturer in Working with Children, Young People and Families; and Criminology at Newman University. He completed his PhD in Sociology and Cultural Studies entitled ‘Back to Black: Black Radicalism and the Black Supplementary School Movement' at the University of Birmingham. In 2013, Kehinde published his first book Resisting Racism: Race, Inequality and the Black Supplementary School Movement. He is now director of the Centre for Critical Social Research, founder of the Organisation of Black Unity, and co-chair of the Black Studies Association.

Organiser: Dr Feyzi Ismail

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