Public Lecture at International Slavery Museum, Liverpool
“‘Save the blacks from the servitude of the whites”: Congolese Writing about Congo on the Threshold of Independence’
IBAR Research Fellow Yvonne Reddick spoke about the author Paul Lomami Tchibamba, from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She shared excerpts from his work that had never been translated into English before. She discussed the author’s critique of the forced labour system and colonial oppression in Congo, and showed how his books demonstrate a growing desire for emancipation and independence.
Tuesday 10 February, 2pm
Anthony Walker Education Centre,
International Slavery Museum,
3rd floor of Merseyside Maritime Museum
The talk was linked to the Museum’s exhibition ‘Brutal Exposure: The Congo’ http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/exhibitions/brutal-exposure/