Epistemologies of Liberation in the (Post)colonial Atlantic: Africa and Latin America Resonating

Else R P Vieira (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Co-extensive with the diverse articulations of resistance to colonialism in Africa in the 1960s and 1970s, liberation and its correlative, oppression, develop into important epistemological categories in the historical specificity of Latin America. How do African epistemologies impact on and interact with the its Latin counterpart? My proposition fathoms the "(Post)colonial Atlantic" as a chamber of resonance for different and yet mutually stimulating waves of liberation in Africa and Latin America, echoing in difference the notion of the "Black Atlantic" as a complex system of analysis. Of particular interest will be Liberation Theology and the Pedagogy, the Psychotherapy, and the Theatre of the Oppressed.

Postcolonial OV discourseov Casablanca Conference

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