NADIA YALA KISUKIDI | LUMUMBA’S DREAM
Date: SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2021, 12 - 1:30PM
In everyday language, a dream refers to an ideal projection, imagined in a waking state. Dreamers are not considered to be very productive or to be men/women of action. Within the political field, the whole semantics of the dream is spontaneously disqualified. Nevertheless, it is possible to aesthetically, philosophically, and politically re-signify the state of conscious dreamers. In this free, public online lecture as part of the Spring 2021 Intra-Disciplinary Seminar Nadia Yala Kisukidi aims to reread the history of African Independences through the idea of “lucid dream” or “waking dream”. She will try to show, through the political hopes of Patrice Emery Lumumba (1925-1961), how it is possible to dismantle a history of defeat and emphasize the long survival of traditions of political struggle.