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Toyin Falola’s Book Launch Event: Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni and African Decolonial Studies

Toyin Falola’s Book Launch Event:
Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni and African Decolonial Studies

By Toyin Falola

Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni and African Decolonial Studies

Date: Thursday, 25 April 2024 Time: 4PM – 6PM Germany Time

Venue: S 58, RW 1, UBT & Zoom Link: https://uni-bayreuth.zoom.us/j/67948330883?pwd=RFZnWmJxSE1wbUlTWjJKVTVleEoxUT09

Meeting ID: 668 1584 8399, Passcode: 897688



Prof. Dr. Toyin Falola, Professor of History, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Prof. Dr. Shose Kessi, Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Prof. Dr. Ramon Grosfoguel, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA (online)


The invited guests will be part of a hybrid book launch event to celebrate the achievements of Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni. His intellectual profile and contributions to decolonial studies were the subject of a monograph by Toyin Falola, perhaps the most prolific African studies scholar in recent years.

The book published by Routledge considers the work of the preeminent scholar on decoloniality, Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni, as a means of examining the development of decoloniality discourse and considering the future direction of the African knowledge economy.

Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni has been instrumental in the construction of theories and ideas necessary for advancing a decolonial system of education and epistemology. The book considers how Ndlovu-Gatsheni’s work has helped to shape our thinking both on Mugabe and the history of Zimbabwe, and beyond to the broader questions of race, liberation, higher education, and the future of decolonial studies. Toyin Falola then invites us to consider the dangers of continued repression of African epistemologies, and the enormous benefits of an alternative knowledge economy in which a diverse multiplicity of ideas drives our understanding of the world on to new heights.

Toyin Falola, Ph.D., is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin. He is an Extraordinary Professor of Political Science, University of Pretoria, Professor of Human Rights, University of the Free State, and Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, Lead City University, Ibadan. He is the recipient of many distinguished awards, including 20 honorary doctorates. He has contributed substantially to decolonization studies, most recently Decolonizing African Studies: Knowledge Production, Agency, and Voice (2022) and Decolonizing African Knowledge: Autoethnography and African Epistemologies (2022).

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