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Archie Mafeje Exhibition lauched at the Library

By Felix Liersch

Posted on 19 July 2011

The Archie Mafeje memorial exhibition, compiled by Prof Andrew Bank from UWC and on loan from the Walter Sisulu University, was launched at the SASA conference by the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of Sociology.

The exhibition consists of ten panels, which track Prof Mafeje's academic career, his time in exile, his return to South Africa and his friendship as well as family ties. The exhibition also focuses on the Mafeje Affair at University of Cape Town, which refers to this institution's systematic rejection and isolation of Prof Mafeje as a leading scholar in the South African social sciences in 1968 and 1990. This exhibition was the backdrop for the panel discussion entitled 'Archie Mafeje: A conversation about the recuperation of black masculinities in the academy'. The panel was chaired by Prof Vil-Nkomo, with presentations by Prof Lungisile Ntsebeza, (UCT SARChI chair in Sociology); Prof Leslie Bank, Director of the Fort Hare Institute for Social and Economic Research; and Dr Elaine Salo, Director at the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies, University of Pretoria. The Mafeje exhibition will remain up in the library foyer until July 30th. The IWGS would like to thank the Walter Sisulu University for the loan of the Mafeje Exhibition.

For more information please contact Felix Liersch at the IWGS on extension x3897 or write to felix.liersch@up.ac.za .


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