Out of Africa: What has the ‘Continent’ ever done for us?   

Professor Gary Craig | Wednesday 10 August | 7pm | £10

A reflection on the historical relationship between Africa and Africans on the one hand, and Europeans on the other.
 
Africa was for a long time associated with concepts such as darkness and strangeness, with its inhabitants ripe both for exploitation and ‘bringing to the light’.
 
This historical review will summarise evidence for the profoundly racist understandings of Africa which informed attitudes and actions and led to such egregious activities as the transatlantic slave trade, colonialism and neo-colonialism, and the current exploitation of Africa’s mineral wealth.
Africa has in fact given us much, often on very unequal terms.

Professor Gary Craig is Professor of Social Justice and Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is a Trustee of the TutuFoundationUK which promotes the work of the late Archbishop through the philosophy of Ubuntu.

Join Gary in College Hall on Wednesday 10 August, 7pm, for this talk. 

This event is part of the Life & Learning programme in a series accompanying the Strangers exhibition. Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased below.

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