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Field Notes from the Muslim International with Sohail Daulatzai

General Programming

dateSeptember 16, 2016 timeFriday, 5:30pm–6:45pm EDT location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
  • Institute for Comparative Literature & Society
  • Center for Science and Society
  • Center for the Study of Social Difference
  • Anupama Rao, Assistant Director, ICLS
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated

Visual artists and filmmakers, writers and hip-hop poets played a key role in linking discontent and unrest in Harlem, Los Angeles and Chicago with anticolonial revolutions in Algeria, Egypt, Palestine, and elsewhere, and frequently looked to struggles in the Muslim Third World for inspiration and solidarity in the quest for social justice. In the words of Malcolm X said in 1962, “the same rebellion, the same impatience, the same anger that exists in the hearts of the dark people in Africa and Asia, is existing in the hearts and minds of 20 million black people in this country who have been just as thoroughly colonized as the people in Africa and Asia.”

This presentation traces the contours of the “Muslim International” as a conceptual and material space of resistance animated through political culture and cultural politics. The focus will be on the archive of word, sound and image, which allowed artists and activists to imagine themselves not as national minorities but as part of a global majority.

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  • Speaker Sohail Daulatzai Associate Professor University of California, Irvine