Professor Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni in Conversation With KJ Abudu

On Living With Ghosts

Published Wednesday, Aug 3, 2022

Our exhibition, Living With Ghosts, guest curated by KJ Abudu, brings together nine pioneering artists whose work explores the ways the unresolved traumas of Africa’s colonial past, and its unfulfilled project of decolonisation, continue to haunt the present global order. This new film, presented by Pace Live, spotlights a lecture, “Colonialism and its Afterlives,” by leading decolonial theorist Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni and features a conversation with the exhibition’s curator.

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni is Professor and Chair of Epistemologies of the Global South with Emphasis on Africa at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. He previously worked as Research Professor and Director of Scholarship in the Department of Leadership and Transformation (DLT) in the Principal and Vice-Chancellor’s Office at the University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa. He was also the 2019 Visiting Professor at the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). He is a leading decolonial theorist with over a hundred publications in the fields of African history, African politics, African development and decolonial theory. His latest major publications are Epistemic Freedom in Africa: Deprovincialization and Decolonization (Routledge, July 2018); Rethinking and Unthinking Development: Perspectives on Inequality and Poverty in South Africa and Zimbabwe (Berghahn Books, March 2019) coedited with Busani Mpofu; and Decolonization, Development and Knowledge in Africa: Turning Over A New Leaf (Routledge, May 2020).

  • Pace Live — Watch Professor Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni in Conversation With KJ Abudu, Aug 3, 2022