The talk focuses on some of the tensions around Egypt’s postcolonial project and its afterlives, and how the anti-colonial past seeps into the present. It thinks with Gramsci and Fanon, foundational theorists of anti-capitalism and anticolonialism, and engage with some of the problematics around applying Gramsci’s thought in contexts such as Egypt and thinking about Fanon’s writing in relation to anti-colonialism today. It explores the particularity of the moment of decolonisation in Egypt, and why this matters for us in the contemporary moment.
Sara Salem is an Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics. Her book, titled Anticolonial Afterlives in Egypt: The Politics of Hegemony was published this year by Cambridge University Press. Her work engages with postcolonial studies, Marxist theory, Feminist theory, and global historie of empire and imperialism.
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