CUBA AND AFRICA 1959–1994: WRITING AN ALTERNATIVE ATLANTIC HISTORY
Coordinated by Professor Robert van Niekerk, Chair of Public Governance, Wits School of Governance
Tuesday 16 January 1.00 pm COURSE FEES R110; Staff and students R55
Professor Robert van Niekerk will lead discussion of the book Cuba and Africa 1959–1994: Writing an Alternative Atlantic History with editors Giulia Bonacci, Adrien Delmas, Kali Argyriadis and Koni Benson (UWC Department of History). The book delves into the long history of Atlantic solidarity between and Africa in the struggle for African independence from colonial powers. The historical experience and the legacies documented in this book speak to the major ideologies that shaped the colonial and postcolonial world, including internationalism, developmentalism and South–South cooperation.