Event Alert: Author Evening with Kwame Nimako

Event Alert: Author Evening with Kwame Nimako

Kwame Nimako will discuss his new book ‘The Dutch Atlantic: Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation’ (co-written with Glenn Willemsen) on Wednesday 19 October.  The book interrogates Dutch involvement in Atlantic slavery and assesses the historical consequences of this for contemporary European society.  It shows how the slave trade and slavery intertwined economic, social and cultural elements, including nation-state formation in the Netherlands and across Europe. Exploring the mobilisation of European populations in the implementation of policies that facilitated Atlantic slavery, the authors examine how European countries created and expanded laws that perpetuated colonisation.

Addressing key themes such as the incorporation of the formerly enslaved into post-slavery states and contemporary collective efforts to forget and or remember slavery and its legacy in the Netherlands, this is an essential text for students of European history and postcolonial studies.

Kwame Nimako is the author and co-author of some 30 books, reports and guide books on economic development, ethnic relations, social policy, urban renewal, and migration.  He teaches International Relations at the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences (ISHSS), Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands. 


Walter Mignolo, William H Wannamaker, distinguished professor in Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University
‘Nimako and Willensem’s book is a fundamental addition to a distinguished genealogy of work – from Ottobah Cugoano to Eric Williams and Jean Casimir – a genealogy in which scholarship and experientia Africana meet. With political zeal, this book explains a part of Dutch history that is often ignored, connecting the theme of emancipation – the history of slavery and abolition – with the political concerns of Black people across Europe.’

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19 October 2011 (Wednesday)

6.30pm – 8.30pm

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