Book Launch: Seloua Luste Boulbina – Les Miroirs vagabonds ou la décolonisation des savoirs
January 15, 2019
French-Algerian philosopher Seloua Luste Boulbina will be hosting the book launch of her latest work this coming Saturday (19/01) at the October gallery.
The aim of her new book Les Miroirs vagabonds ou la décolonisation des savoirs (art, littérature, philosophie) is to explore how knowledge and the arts can help overcome the colonial heritage, and to ponder on the decolonisation process in academia, intellectual and literary entreprises, as well as in the arts. To the author, it means reflecting on the places where those transformations occur and on the shape they take. It reveals a self-aware decision on the part of a variety of writers and artists to use the colonial experience as fuel for artworks.
A well-known and respected figure in French academia, Seloua Luste Boulbina taught political theory at the prestigious Institut d’études politiques in Paris, before becoming the director of the programme “La décolonisation des savoirs” (The Decolonisation of Knowledge) hosted by the Collège International de Philosophie.