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Achille Mbembe: Democracy and the Ethics of Common Life

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The CUNY Graduate Center Committee on Globalization and Social Change Presents: Achille Mbembe Democracy and the Ethics of Common Life: Notes from the South African Experience Talk given September 20, 2011 at the CUNY Graduate Center Achille Mbembe (b. in 1957), is a Cameroonian research professor in history and politics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and a senior researcher at WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research). He has written extensively in African history and politics, including his article “Necropolis“. He is the winner of the 2006 Bill Venter/Altron Award for his book On the Postcolony (University of California Press, 2001). Co-sponsored by The Center for Place, Culture and Politics