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50 Years of Anti-Imperialist Writing: Galeano, Rodney, and Ghosh

Mon, January 31, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

$25.00 – $55.00

Convened with Fred Murphy, Gerardo Rénique and Gunnett Kaaf

A reading group to celebrate and reflect on two classic works of anti-imperialist writing first published fifty years ago but with an ongoing worldwide impact: Eduardo Galeano’s Open Veins of Latin America (1971) and Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972). Extending our scope to Asia and bringing matters up to the present day, we will conclude by reading Amitav Ghosh’s just-published The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis. These discussions will be led by Gerardo Rénique and Fred Murphy, joined by Gunnett Kaaf for the Africa sessions and consideration of Walter Rodney’s study.

Gerardo Rénique taught history for many years at the City College of New York. He is a frequent contributor to Socialism and Democracy and NACLA: Report on the Americas. His research interests include the political traditions of popular movements in Latin America, and race, national identity and state formation in Mexico.

Fred Murphy has led numerous study groups on Latin America, ecosocialism, and related topics at the Marxist Education Project since 2015. He studied and taught Latin American history at the New School for Social Research. In the 1980s he traveled in Latin America as a journalist for several socialist publications.

Gunnett Kaaf is a Marxist activist and writer based in Bloemfontein, South Africa.


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