Manthia Diawara will focus on de-opacification and the right to opacity of human emancipation, as defined by Frantz Fanon and Édouard Glissant respectively. What did Fanon mean by this notion of de-opacification, as a tool of the liberation struggle and decolonisation? Is Glissant’s demand for the right to opacity, which guarantees the survival of human and non-human diversity, a response to Fanon and other thinkers’ over-reliance on a philosophy of existentialist dialectics?
Manthia Diawara was born in Mali, West Africa. He is a distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Film at New York University. Diawara was educated in Guinea- Conakry, Bamako (Mali) and Paris (France), before migrating to the United States to pursue his studies. Manthia Diawara is a prolific writer and filmmaker. His essays on art, cinema and politics have appeared in The New Times Magazine, LA Times, Libération, Mediapart and Artforum. He is the author of two acclaimed memoirs: ‘In Search of Africa’ (Harvard University Press, 2000) and ‘We Won’t Budge: An African in the World’ (Basic Books, 2008). He has published several books on African and African American cinema. Diawara’s notable films include: ‘An Opera of the World’ (2017), ‘Negritude: A Dialogue between Soyinka and Senghor’ (2016), ‘Édouard Glissant, One World in Relation’ (2010), ‘Maison Tropicale’ (2008) and ‘Rouch In Reverse’ (1995).
Registration is free, but limited to the number of seats available. Please send an email with a short CV to firstname.lastname@example.org until 06.11.2019. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.
For further information, please contact:
Tel + 351 21 352 11 55, email@example.com www.maumaus.org
Supported by: Fogo Island Dialogues: Atlantic Codes.
Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, 100 - 1º esq.
1150-227 Lisboa, Portugal
Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55
De-opacification and the Right to Opacity
Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º D
Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 3pm to 7pm
and by appointment
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70 | 21 352 11 55
Ao descer a escada
Há um degrau p’ra me sentar.
Não há outro degrau
Não estou lá em baixo
Nem lá em cima estou.
Estou é na escada
Onde sempre estou.
Ao subir a escada
Não estou em cima, nem em baixo.
Não estou na creche,
Nem mesmo no sopé, acho.
Ideias estranhas começam a girar
Na minha cabeça
Fora do lugar!
09.11.2019 - 02.02.2020
09.11.2019 | 18h00 Opening of the exhibition
25.01.2020 | 17h00 Talk with the artist
Upcoming at Lumiar Cité:
29.09. - 09.12.2018
In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019
Johann Jacobs Museum
Maumaus / Lumiar Cité
is funded by Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar