What is African feminism to you? | Afrikult. workshop at ourselves + others | Sat 25 Nov | SOAS

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

If you’re looking for a weekend filled with rich and intellectual debate and discussion on feminism, an exhibition of black women excellence and vibing to good music then you need to be at ourselves + others: african feminist re-CREATIONS at SOAS this Saturday! And as you guessed, Afrikult. will be there delivering a workshop on nego-feminism and Momtaza Mehri’s poetry with time to write a creative response to material presented.  Sign up via engage@afrikult.com.

The one day festival is inspired by Nigerian scholar Obioma Nnaemeka’s theory of nego-feminism – a strand of African feminism – and will offer a unique mix of intellectual and performance-oriented programming. Centering women and nonbinary artists of African ascent, ourselves + others will feature cutting-edge visual art, feminist theory, creative entrepreneurship, salons, live music, an afterparty, and more. The curated art and conversations will explore feminism, silence, and the body. This festival is presented by our friends at Centre of African Studies and Ifeanyi Awachie, founder of AFRICA SALON.

Afrikult.’s workshop will explore strands of African feminism and womanism while looking at selected poems by Momtaza Mehri, and allowing room to develop analysis and a creative response to the material presented. The workshop will be hosted at SOAS Brunei Gallery, room B202 from 4-5pm.

Registration is required – all you need to do is email us your name with subject title ‘ourselves + others workshop’ to reserve your spot. You will need to have a ticket for the festival so make sure you buy your tickets!

Zaahida will be facilitating the workshop and it will also give you the opportunity to meet Keren! Marcelle will be out of the country for a friend’s wedding so won’t be there to join the fun! Make sure you sign up via engage@afrikult.com and engage with Zaahida and Keren for what will be a lively and reflective discussion on feminism and it’s place in our lives/societies/politics.

With literary love, Marcelle and Zaahida

 

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