CfP: ‘Six Mountains on her back’ (Re) thinking African Feminisms Colloquium 2017, 21-22 July 2017, Rhodes University, deadline: 15 May 2017

‘Six Mountains on her back’ (Re) thinking
African Feminisms Colloquium 2017

Rhodes University
21-22 July 2017

African feminisms have, since their inception over a century ago, been grounded in inclusive and intersectional discourses which seek to challenge and unravel patriarchal, political, existential, and philosophical imbalances in society. As such they have been instrumental in bringing into question some of the ‘blind spots’ and prejudices embedded in Western feminisms. In light of current debates on decolonisation and the continued interest in intersectional politics in the global sphere, Finding Africa invites researchers to propose papers which centre on the theme of African feminisms in any field of the humanities.



All submissions should be 250 word abstracts Word formatted document which can be emailed to by 15 May 2017.

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Intersectionality
  • Womanism
  • The Future of African Feminisms
  • Human Rights
  • Curricula
  • Black-African-postcolonial feminist creative theorisation and methodologies
  • Visual Culture Productions and Histories
  • Visual Arts Praxis and Theories
  • African Feminist Manifestos
  • The Psychology of African Feminisms
  • Literature
  • Disability
  • The Uses of the Erotic
  • Sexuality
  • Performance Art
  • Eco-feminisms

This event is a collaborative effort between the Rhodes University Fine Art and English Departments, together with Finding Africa. The co-organisers are Dr Sharlene Khan, Thando Njovane, and Dr Lynda Spencer.



Categories: Calls for & opportunities, Research, Studies, Teaching

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5 replies

  1. Thank you for disseminating, Africa in Words!

  2. Is this meant for everyone or the Rhodes community ?


  1. Call for proposals - African Politics and Policy

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