The Institute for African Alternatives and Surplus Radical Books is pleased to invite you to a Public Lecture by Dr. Freedom Mazwi of the Department of African Studies and Linguistics at UCT, entitled “Zimbabwe at 43: Challenges and Contradictions of a Postcolonial State.” This is the fourth in a series of public lectures, screenings, and forums we are hosting this year that focus our attention on matters further afield in the African continent. This event will be held at The Activist Café, Bertha House, 67-69 Main Rd, Mowbray, on Wednesday 12th March at 6 pm.
Freedom Mazwi is a political economist whose research focuses on Agrarian Transitions in Africa and the political economy of development. He holds a Ph.D. in Development Studies obtained from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Currently teaching at the University of Cape Town, Freedom is also a Researcher with much of the research having been done with the Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies based in Harare. He has published a number of books, and journal articles with his latest book titled “The Political Economy of Contract Farming in Zimbabwe”, HSRC Press published in 2022.