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Panel Discussion: Samuel Fosso and African Postcolonial History
January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
The photographs of acclaimed Nigerian-Cameroonian artist Samuel Fosso present unique opportunities for discussion about issues related to the history and politics of postcolonial Africa. Moving beyond the scope of art history, these panelists will consider Fosso’s art through the lenses of their varied scholarly backgrounds in the fields of history, politics, and religion. Reception to follow.
- Afe Adogame, Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Religion and Society, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Lina Benabdallah, assistant professor, Politics and International Affairs, Wake Forest University
- Jacob Dlamini, associate professor, History, Princeton University
- Yoon Jung Park, executive director, Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network; program director, Africa-China Initiative; and adjunct professor, African Studies, Georgetown University
Moderated by Iheanyi Onwuegbucha, doctoral student, Art and Archeology, Princeton University. Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Samuel Fosso: Affirmative Acts, on view at Art on Hulfish. Hosted by the Princeton African Graduate Students’ Association and cosponsored by the Program in African Studies, the Africa World Initiative, and the Princeton University Art Museum.
Samuel Fosso: Affirmative Acts is curated by Princeton University Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu with Princeton students Silma Berrada, Class of 2022; Lawrence Chamunorwa, doctoral student; Maia Julis, Class of 2023; and Iheanyi Onwuegbucha, doctoral student. Organized by the Princeton University Art Museum in collaboration with The Walther Collection.
Location: Aaron Burr Hall 219