Event Name Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s Centenary: Mandela, A True Pan-Africanist - symposium and discussion
Start Date 31st Oct 2018 4:00pm
End Date 31st Oct 2018 7:00pm
Duration 3 hours
Description

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2018 is the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, and in order to mark the occasion we are hosting a symposium in collaboration with the Centre of African Studies and the University of Edinburgh's Africa Week at the University of Edinburgh.  During the symposium we will screen excerpts from new documentary 'Nelson Mandela: A True Pan-Africanist', which explores Mandela’s legacy in South Africa and beyond. Through the footage we will discuss the notion of pan-Africanism with leading experts, including the film's director Faith Isiakpere and South African producer and activist, Firdoze Bulbulia. They will offer their insights on the concept of pan-Africanism through Mandela’s legacy, branching out its ideological premises and politics, its history, uses and challenges in a complex and diverse continent.