Lost Libraries, Burnt Archives – a book discussion
Closing Event of the Exhibition „Deal with it. Afrikanisches Erbe in Basel“.
What surfaces when a library is burnt, an archive lost? What emerges from the ashes and ruins? The recently published creative book Lost Libraries, Burnt Archive is a response to the tragic fire at the Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town in April 2021 and brought together a group of artists, poets, photographers, writers and scholars who collectively engaged with the significance of the event as well as broader questions pertaining to the loss of archives and the future of knowledge production practices for African Studies.
A book discussion with Sindi-Leigh McBride, Julia Rensing (editors, both University of Basel) and Koleka Putuma (writer and poet). Closing Event of the Exhibition «Deal with it. Afrikanisches Erbe in Basel».
The event, which is part of the Basler Buchwochen, will be held in English.
Treffpunkt: Vortragssaal (1. Stock)
16. November 2023
Universitätsbibliothek (UB), Schönbeinstrasse 18/20