The Five College African Studies Council presents
uKukhumbula uNokutela /
With the filmmaker, Chérif Keita
Wednesday, November 1, 4.30 p.m.
August Savage Gallery, UMass
Free and open to the public
Remembering Nokutela tells the story of Nokutela Mdima Dube, wife of John Dube, a founder of the African National Congress in South Africa. While his story is well-known, hers drifted into oblivion, and she was buried in an unmarked grave. A hundred years after Nokutela’s death in 1917, we have the opportunity with this film to celebrate her life.
Chérif Keita is William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts at Carleton College. His books include topics on Malian culture, history, and music, and he has made three films documenting the missionary roots of the African National Congress, including uKukhumbula uNokutela / Remembering Nokutela (2014).
Cosponsors include the following. At UMass: Interdisciplinary Studies Institute; Augusta Savage Gallery; Department of History; Department of English; Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies; Department of Political Science; Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies; Department of Languages, Literature and Cultures. Also, Department of French, Mt Holyoke College.