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Notable Kenyan poet Ngwatilo Mawiyoo launches new poetry book. Check out her facebook event page for more info.
Keywords: Family, the postcolonial, After Post-Election Violence, FGM, Contemporary Kenya, Mangoes, Family
When: Monday April 4th, 2016 from 5:00-6:15pm
Where: UBC Green College Coach House(6323 Cecil Green Park Road)
We would like to inform all members that the deadline for submitting applications for an Executive position with AAI is this Thursday, March 18th at 11:59pm. Submit your applications to email@example.com otherwise your name will not be on the ballot.
MCF in collaboration with AAI is organizing a dialogue session. Our speaker is Thato Makgolane, an alum of UBC who is originally from South Africa. Thato is an experienced accountant with over 4 years of broad range mining related work experience, including operating mine experience. He graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting from the UBC Sauder School of Business. He is also a member of the Harambe Entrepreneurs Alliance – a network of young African thought leaders and change makers. Thato is absolutely fantastic at maintaining and creating relationships with people in his home country and the broader African continent.
1) Building and Sustaining a Professional African Network from outside of the African Continent.
2) Education is not the answer to Africa’s leadership void
When: March 16th from 6:30 to 8pm
Where: Global Lounge
Food will be served!
Hope to see you there:)
The UBC African Studies Colloquium presents
Corporeality and Collectivity in
The House of Hunger
Alan Ramón Ward
Visiting Scholar in African Studies
When: Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: Buchanan Penthouse (1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1)
This will be a chance to mingle and learn from some of Vancouver’s most innovative minds in international development.
Clandestine Construction in the Subúrbios of Lourenço Marques, Mozambique, c. 1960 – 1974
Talk by: David Morton, Assistant Professor, African History
Date: Thursday, Feb. 11, 3:15 – 4:45 pm
Venue: Green College Coach House (6201 Cecil Green Park Road V6T 1Z1)
For most of the colonial era, the rules for building a house in the African suburbs of Lourenço Marques were relatively simple. If you were assimilado—an African who had legally established that he was sufficiently “Portuguese”—you had to live in a wood-framed, zinc-paneled house. It was a requisite for keeping your more privileged status. If you were classified indígena, chances were that your income wouldn’t permit you to build more than a house of reeds. No one, save in the rare case, was allowed to build in concrete blocks.
The bulk of the city’s population lived in these neighbourhoods, yet one’s existence there was made officially precarious. The City of Reeds, as the suburbs were collectively known, was designated for the future expansion of the city’s European core. According to official thinking, if Africans were allowed to build in permanent construction in the City of Reeds, it would have legitimated their presence there, and made the eventual job of bulldozing homes that much more difficult.
This presentation, based largely on oral history, explores the intersection of citizenship, race, status, and home construction in the shantytowns of Lourenço Marques during the late colonial era. It focuses, in particular, on the risks some suburban residents took to build illegally in concrete block, a means through which they established a sense of permanence in the city, and a claim to belonging.
For more information about the African Studies Colloquium, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.