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Today we present the third episode of ZAM’s #ImagineMandela video series. It features Adriaan van Dis. This Dutch bestselling author is an outspoken voice against racism and exclusion. His books are being translated in many languages. Van Dis is also a patron of the annual ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture. The video is filmed in the Amsterdam Transvaal neighbourhood. Street names are dedicated to key players in the former white ‘Boer Republics’ in South Africa. 'In prison', Van Dis says, 'Nelson Mandela... Today we present the third episode of ZAM’s #ImagineMandela video series. It features Adriaan van Dis. This Dutch bestselling author is an outspoken...
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Today we present the second episode of ZAM’s #ImagineMandela video series. It features Tanja Jadnanansing , chairperson of the South East District Council in Amsterdam. In this area more than 170 cultures and nationalities live together. Here, later this year, Nelson Mandela’s life and work will be honoured with the unveiling of a memorial. It is also dedicated to the people of ‘South East’. Jadnanansing: ‘My ideal is to show all of Amsterdam, all of the Netherlands and, indeed, all of the world... Today we present the second episode of ZAM’s #ImagineMandela video series. It features Tanja Jadnanansing , chairperson of the South East District...
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Today we launch the 1st episode of our #ImagineMandela video series. It features Stephanie Duncan Williams entering the stage of the International Theatre Amsterdam, home of the annual ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture. “As a young black woman, born and bred in the Netherlands with Ghanaian roots, I have encountered several instances that highlight that Mandela’s fight is still relevant today”, Stephanie says. How does a just world beyond them and us and the many crises threathening people’s livelihoods,... Today we launch the 1st episode of our #ImagineMandela video series. It features Stephanie Duncan Williams entering the stage of the International...
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On set with Stephanie Duncan Williams for our new video series #ImagineMandela, in which we ask changemakers in the Netherlands: ‘what is your ideal?’ In addition to being the coordinator at ZAM, Stephanie is active in the social field in many ways. Some know her as a member of the youth collective Rainmakers, others for her work as the host of and inspirational speaker for House of Memoir. Still others will recall her as Miss Charm 2014. Stephanie's drive stems from a desire to help people play to... On set with Stephanie Duncan Williams for our new video series #ImagineMandela, in which we ask changemakers in the Netherlands: ‘what is your ideal?’ In...
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The third ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture was scheduled to take place this week, but due to COVID-19, we are unfortunately forced to skip a year. We do not feel that an online program is a suitable alternative. In addition to an inspiring speech and a rich cultural program, the ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture offers a space to come togethe r, to embrace, talk and raise a glass. Be certain that we will do this again in the Spring of 2022, in collaboration with the International Theatre Amsterdam. That said,... The third ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture was scheduled to take place this week, but due to COVID-19, we are unfortunately forced to skip a year. We do not...
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“I am not interested in revolutionary speeches by corrupt and ineffective leaders who have lived, along with their families in stupendous wealth while their countries have remained beggar nations.” Decentering whiteness “How can we tell stories, counter injustice, create fresh narratives unrestrained by our daily constraints, build beautiful complex worlds rooted only in our wild free imaginations? How can we dream? And how can we convey these dreams and ideas to the world without centering... “I am not interested in revolutionary speeches by corrupt and ineffective leaders who have lived, along with their families in stupendous wealth while...
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On Saturday, 29 February, Elnathan John met with Netherlands based writers from African descent. Elnathan John is in town. We, writers from African descent, living in the Netherlands, meet on the eve of the Nelson Mandela Lecture at the International Theatre Amsterdam – a place commonly associated with ballets, orchestras and monotone audiences: but this time, a motley mix of the masses will gather to hear a Nigerian satirist who lives in Berlin speak about ‘How To Truly Decolonize’… … But first... On Saturday, 29 February, Elnathan John met with Netherlands based writers from African descent. Elnathan John is in town. We, writers from African...
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Right-click and download individual images from the Nelson Mandela Lecture 2020 below. Feel free to share! Photographs by Pieter Boersma. Right-click and download individual images from the Nelson Mandela Lecture 2020 below. Feel free to share! Photographs by Pieter Boersma.
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Born in 1929, the poet, writer and publisher James Matthews is celebrated as one of the most courageous voices against apartheid. His books were banned, his passport made invalid and he was detained by the minority regime. His book Cry Rage inspired many in the struggle for freedom, equality and self-determination. In this video, Matthews reads his iconic verse 'Freedom’s Child'. In 2004, Matthews was the recipient of the Order of Ikhamanga, a nation honour. He also received several honorary... Born in 1929, the poet, writer and publisher James Matthews is celebrated as one of the most courageous voices against apartheid. His books were banned,...
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A magnificent speaker, dance, music, poetry and more at the 2nd ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture. The Lecture will be delivered by Nigerian author, satirist and lawyer Elnathan John (1982). A remarkable and dynamic voice, John is a multiple award winning author. His essays and blogs were published by The Guardian, Sunday Trust, Le Monde Diplomatique, The Economist, ZAM Magazine and Chimurenga Chronic amongst others. As an independent thinker and a witty critic of power abuse, oppression and... A magnificent speaker, dance, music, poetry and more at the 2nd ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture. The Lecture will be delivered by Nigerian author, satirist...
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A magnificent speaker, dance, music, poetry and more at the 2nd ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture. The Speaker | ELNATHAN JOHN Born, Nigeria (1982). Novelist, satirist and lawyer. Independent thinker and witty critic of power abuse, oppression and self-aggrandizement. He asks: 'How can we truly decolonize in a way that matters beyond mere posturing and rhetoric?' His debut novel, Born on a Tuesday was published in 2015 and translated into French and German. His second book, (Be)coming Nigerian was... A magnificent speaker, dance, music, poetry and more at the 2nd ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture. The Speaker | ELNATHAN JOHN Born, Nigeria (1982). Novelist,...
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At AEF Live!, the annual come together of the consultancy firm and sponsor of the lecture on June 13, 2019 in Utrecht, Asante and Helberg reflected on the event. As a starting point for the chat, moderated by Sandra Rottenberg, both choose a quote from Sisonke Msimang’s speech which was entitled: ‘Rescuing Mandela from Sainthood.’ Asante’s choice here . Helberg’s choice here . Why do white people so often only feel empathy with white people, Asante wondered in response to Msimang's words. Why was... At AEF Live!, the annual come together of the consultancy firm and sponsor of the lecture on June 13, 2019 in Utrecht, Asante and Helberg reflected on...
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Watch the highlights of the 2019 Nelson Mandela Lecture in four minutes. Watch the highlights of the 2019 Nelson Mandela Lecture in four minutes.
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Watch Adriaan Van Dis' introduction to the 2019 Nelson Mandela Lecture. Watch Adriaan Van Dis' introduction to the 2019 Nelson Mandela Lecture.
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Watch the full program of the 2019 Nelson Mandela Lecture. Introduction by Adriaan van Dis. Performances by Faso Danse Théâtre, Nora El Koussour, Jeangu Macrooy and ZO! Gospel Choir. Special report from Cape Town: Bram Vermeulen and Matilde Ventura. Watch the full program of the 2019 Nelson Mandela Lecture. Introduction by Adriaan van Dis. Performances by Faso Danse Théâtre, Nora El Koussour, Jeangu...
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Watch the South African writer and opinionista Sisonke Msimang lecture. Watch the South African writer and opinionista Sisonke Msimang lecture.