Manuela Ribeiro Sanches
Dis-Orienting Europe. Reading Césaire and Fanon in the 21st Century

Lumiar Cité

Manthia Diawara, Negritude: A Dialogue between Soyinka and Senghor, 2015, film still

Manthia Diawara, Negritude: A Dialogue between Soyinka and Senghor, 2015, film still

After World War II and the ensuing decolonisation pro- cesses, Aimé Césaire and Frantz Fanon wrote some of the most vehement accusations against Europe, Discourse on Colonialism (1950) and the Wretched of the Earth (1961). However, their denunciations and their appeals to a more just world drew on the same theoretical weapons that had been used to turn the indigènes into subaltern populations, transforming those means of oppression into the weapons of the “wretched of the earth.”
Aim of the seminar is to propose a close reading of these texts, considering their historical contexts, as well as their relevance for the 21st century and the dis-orientation of Europe, facing a fatally interconnected world – albeit, increasingly divided by physical and symbolic borders, and the ensuing widespread inequalities.

Manuela Ribeiro Sanches was professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon. Her interest in travel literature and related topics led her to broaden her focus to the field of the history of anthropology, which she articulated with a cultural studies approach from a postco- lonial perspective. Having widely published on these issues, she began to study the transnational processes that also marked anti-colonial movements. Her research interests also include African film, questions of migration and racism in Europe from a compared perspective.

The seminar will be in English and takes place in the context of the exhibition Sarat Maharaj: AAH Room, which runs until 04.06.2017.


Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal
Monday to Friday, 10h00 to 13h00,
14h30 to 19h00

Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55


Independent Study Programme
Call 2023
Until 04.09.2022


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Commissioned by Serpentine, MUBI and PCAI Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative, as part of Serpentine's Back to Earth project.

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Amanda Boetzkes
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01.04, 04.04.2022
10h–13h, 14h–17h

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Registration is free but limited to the number of seats available. Please send an email with a short CV to by 24.03.2022. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.

Lumiar Cité

Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 15h00 to 19h00
or by appointment.
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70

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extended until 26.03.2023


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15.04 | 17h00 Opening of the exhibition

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Closed 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January

Arne Kaiser and Jürgen Bock

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In co-production with Lumiar Cité:

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Other Recent Examples
24.03. - 24.09.2023

Artium Museum

The Educational Web
31.03. - 06.08.2023

Kunstverein in Hamburg

Maumaus/Lumiar Cité is funded by República Portuguesa – Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar

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