African Holocaust (Maangamizi): The History & Legacy of African Enslavement

The enslavement of African people and its accompanying violence and destruction was one of the catastrophic events in the history of humankind.

In this informative five week course we will study the history and legacy of the enslavement of African people through our Maangamizi. The word “Maangamizi” is a Swahili term which speaks to the intentionality of the African holocaust of chattel, colonial and neo-colonial enslavement.

In this course, we will examine the history of Africa before and after enslavement, the impact of enslavement on African people and societies, the African abolition struggles and resistance movements, and the legacy of the enslavement period on Africa and the Diaspora. We will also examine the movement for reparations for historical injustices. 

This is an introductory course and does not assume any previous study or reading. Handouts of each lesson and a reading list will be provided. The course will be taught through illustrated lectures and discussion.


Course Content:

Week 1: West Africa Before the Enslavement and Domestic Enslavement 
Week 2: The Enslavement of Africans: Impact on Three Continents 
Week 3: African Abolition Struggles and Resistance Movements 
Week 4: Africa after Enslavement, Colonialism and Neo-Colonialism 
Week 5: Legacy of Enslavement, Reparations and Historical Injustice

Course Information: 

Duration: Every Wednesday for 5 weeks
Start Date: Wednesday 6th November 2019
End Date: Wednesday 4th December 2019
Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Venue: Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London, SW1V 3AT. 3 minutes walk from Pimlico Tube Station (Victoria Line).. Free on street parking after 6.30pm. 
Course Fee: £80

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Places on this course are limited. Places are available on a strictly first come, first served basis and we anticipate that there will be a lot of demand for this course.

If you would like to attend this course or require more information on the enrolment process, please contact us