Achille Mbembe is one of the most well-known African researchers in history and philosophy. The Johannesburg-based academic is author of classics like On the Postcolony (2001), Necropolitics (2011), and Critique of Black Reason (2013).
Theory of the Margins is a scholarly consortium of panelists who meet once per month to discuss “current scholarship on postcolonial theory, the decolonial turn, and theory building from the Global South.” With panelists Moumita Sen, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Sindre Bangstad, Kristin Soraya Batmanghelichi, and Kristin Soraya Batmanghelichi, Professor Mbembe answers questions about Afropolitanism, Afrofuturism, and the concept of decolonization as a continuing planetary movement.
In a fascinating and in-depth discussion, the scholars draw connections between the project of decolonization in Africa as well as India, Pakistan, and Brazil. Click below to watch the full panel discussion: