50 Years of African In-Dependences - A (self-)critical Evaluation

With its chosen theme for 2010 – “50 years of African In-dependences – a (self) critical evaluation”, AfricAvenir International e.V. commemorates two anniversaries: the 50th Anniversary, as celebrated by 17 African countries this year, of obtaining sovereignty and independence; and the 125th Anniversary of the so-called Congo-Conference, initiated by Bismarck in Berlin, which formalised Europe’s colonisation of Africa. An historical line will be drawn between the European battles to conquer Africa and the call for formal African independences in the late 1950s until the 1990s. The process of economical, social and cultural decolonisation, which continues to this day, as well as the disappointments following the in-dependences, will also be put up for discussion. To this end, we will organise lectures and workshops, film screenings, a theater play and edit a publication.

The courage to invent the future – Reading with Sheri Hagen from the publication „50 years of African In-Dependencies“, Sunday, 29 June 2014, 16-18h, Pêle-Mêle

50 jahre, sheri hagen

In the framework of the festival "48 Stunden Neukölln", AfricAvenir and Pêle Mêle present a reading (in German) by actress Sheri Hagen from the publication “50 years of African In-Dependencies”. Intellectuals, political activists and... |+| read article

New Edition of “50 years of African In-Dependences – a (self-)critical review“

50 jahre afrikanische un-abhängigkeiten

2.000 copies were sold in no time and the elaborately designed publication “50 years of African In-Dependences – a (self-)critical review“ has been out of stock for over a year. But the demand for the publication persists. As of now we, therefore, start the... |+| read article

Kooperation: "Koloniale Traumata – erinnern statt schweigen" inkl. Lesung aus "50 Jahre Un-Abhängigkeiten", Samstag, 30.11.2013 Beginn 14.00 Uhr, EineWeltHaus München, Großer Saal

Ausgehend von den Menschenrechten und ihrer Schutzfunktion gegen Rassismus und Diskriminierung widmet sich der Thementag mit Vorträgen, Fachgesprächen und Lesungen der Frage: Wie lässt sich koloniale Geschichte in einem postkolonialen Deutschland von heute... |+| read article

German Premiere: „Toussaint Louverture“ with Director Philippe Niang in Attendance, Sunday, 24 November 2013, 17h00, Hackesche Höfe Kino

toussaint louverture, par philippe niang

On Sunday 24 Novembre 2013 at 17h00 AfricAvenir invites you to the German Premiere of the fiction film « Toussaint Louverture » by french-senegalese director Philippe Niang, the long overdue first fiction ever made about the man who, born into... |+| read article

Political Hip Hop from West Africa – Didier Awadi & band at Berlin Bohannon on Friday, 18 Octobre 2013, 9pm

didier awadi, berlin

Decidedly political, musically independent, humanly upright – Didier Awadi, the pioneer and star of Senegalese and West African Hip Hop will make you both dance and think. Accompanied by one Senegal’s best live bands, he will be presenting his... |+| read article

Berlin Premiere: „Capitaine Thomas Sankara“ with Director Christophe Cupelin in Attendance, on Sunday, 13 October 2013 at 5 pm in Hackesche Höfe Kino

On the occasion of the 26th anniversary of Thomas Sankara’s assassination AfricAvenir invites you to the Berlin Premiere of the new and highly praised documentary “Capitaine Thomas Sankara” in presence of Christophe Cupelin at the... |+| read article

Déclaration solennelle du Prince Kum’aNdumbe III sur les débuts de la résistance des peuples camerounais à l’occupation coloniale, 28 août 1884 – 28 août 2013, au mausolée de Lock Priso (Kum’a Mbape)

Kum'a Mbape (Lock Priso)

Hickory Town/Bonabéri, 28 août 2013. "Pull that flag down. No man buy we. They want to give us plenty dash, we tell them no. Leave us free and not make us plenty trouble." La résistance anticoloniale au Cameroun, écris Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III, n’a... |+| read article

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