Book Launch: Changing Theory: Concepts from the Global South edited by Dilip M. Menon

Date: 13 Oct 2022

Time: 18:00 SAST

Venue: The Commune

This book is an original, systematic, and radical attempt at decolonizing critical theory. Drawing on linguistic concepts from 16 languages from Asia, Africa, the Arab world, and South America, the essays in the volume explore the entailments of words while discussing their conceptual implications for the humanities and the social sciences everywhere.

Editor: Dilip Menon is a Professor of History, Dept of International Relations, University of Witwatersrand and Director, Centre for Indian Studies in Africa. He works on South Asian intellectual history, histories of the Indian Ocean and epistemologies from the Global South.

Contributor: Gabe Morokoe Letswalo is a PhD candidate (Sociology), University of the Witwatersrand. He works on Black Thought, Ethics and the borders of Anarchy.

Contributor: Caio Simões de Araújo is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER), at the University of the Witwatersrand. His research interests involve the history of Afro-Asian decolonization, transnational histories of race and anti-racism, and gender and sexuality in the Global South.

Discussant: Tendayi Sithole is a Professor in the Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa. Sithole is the author of The Black Register (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2020), and Steve Biko: Decolonial Meditations of Black Consciousness (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016).