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The Metamorphosis of the Revolutionary Intellectual

When: Thursday, 19 October 2017 - Thursday, 19 October 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
School of Public Health Auditorium
Start time:18:00

The annual Harold Wolpe Memorial Lecture will be presented by Issa Shivji.

Shivji is Director of Kavazi la Mwalimu, the Nyerere Resource Centre, in Dar es Salaam.

In 1976 he published “Class Struggles in Tanzania” (Monthly Review Press), and from that time on he has been one of Tanzania's foremost political theorists, writing about political economy, land law, the roles of intellectuals in Africa, and pan-Africanism. While still a second year student he published his long essay 'The Silent Class Struggle' in the student revolutionary journal called Cheche (the Spark).

In 1989 he authored the path breaking critical study “The Concept of Human Rights in Africa”. A long standing scholar at the University of Dar es Salaam, Professor Shivji has also worked as an Advocate in the Tanzanian courts, especially on land issues. He moved from teaching Constitutional Law at the University of Dar es Salaam to become the founding Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Professor of Pan-African Studies. Issa Shivji has also been a prominent member of the Council for Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), serving that organization in various capacities.

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