Antonio Tomas to be in a public discourse at University of Cape Town, South Africa

PUBLIC DISCOURSE: PRODUCING LUANDA: SPATIAL TRANSFORMATION, INFORMALITY AND THE DIALECTICS OF CITYNESS

When: Aug 7, 2013 (1pm)
Where: Studio 5, Engeo Building, UCT, Cape Town

Antonio Tomas is a research fellow at Makerere Institute of Social Research, in Kampala. He received his doctoral degree in Anthropology from Columbia University, in New York. He is the author of a study on the African nationalist Amílcar Cabral titled O Fazedor de Utopias: Uma Biografia de Amílcar (The Maker of Utopias: A Biography of Amilcar Cabral (Lisbon [Portugal]; Praia [Cape Verde], Tinta da China; Spleen, 2007; 2008). For ten years he has been a regular contributor to Angolan newspapers, and a selection of his journalistic writings has been published under the title Poligrafia: Das Páginas de Jornais Angolanos (Poligrafia: from the Pages of Angolan Newspapers, Luanda, Casa das Ideias, 2010). In 2012, he worked as visiting professor at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, in Paris. Currently, he is writing a book tentatively called In the skin of the city: Luanda, or the dialectics of spatial transformation.

 

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