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Biko’s combat breath in deep time

When: Thursday, 26 October 2017 - Thursday, 26 October 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Humanities Graduate Centre, Ground Floor, South West Engineering Building, Braamfontein Campus East
Start time:12:00
Enquiries:

michael.elliott@wits.ac.za 

The NRF / British Academy Research Chair in Political Theory hosts Tendayi Sithole (UNISA) to present this public lecture.

In this public lecture, Sithole seeks to examine the conception of breath as the existential imperative, the category of the political, and also as a mode of doing politics otherwise. Locating this examination with Steve Biko, Sithole aims to think breath not merely as respiratory politics, but as being in a chokehold where breath and death are inseparable. He will trace combat breath through Biko's conception of deep time and argue for a decolonial epistemic perspective as the moment of rupture.

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