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Thinking the World from Africa (Debate at CCCB), June 24th 2020

Thinking the World from Africa (Debate at CCCB), June 24th 2020

The contemporary African philosopher Souleymane Bachir Diagne will speak with the political scientist Saiba Bayo about the global crisis we are currently experiencing.


Imatge inicial

The philosopher Souleyman Bachir Diagne is a reference in African, European, Islamic and postcolonial thought. He has also devoted a considerable part of his work to the philosophy of science, especially logical thinking. With an academic career of more than thirty years in France, Senegal, and the United States, Diagne ponders the relations between Africa and the West and, from his unique standpoint, discusses themes like universalism, pan-Africanism, negritude, and religion.

In this discussion with the Senegalese political scientist based in Barcelona Saiba Bayo, Diagne will talk about his view of the pandemic and describe what this crisis means for the continent of Africa and the world.

This session is jointly organised with Casa África. 

This conversation has been prerecorded in order to guarantee its technical quality and to comply with the current restrictions of movement. It will be broadcast on the CCCB website.


Date: 24 June 2020

Time: 18.30 - 19.30

Language: French, with subtitles in Catalan and Spanish

Live streaming: this activity can be seen live from the CCCB website.