Black star, crescent moon
Monday, 03 Jun'13 18:00
- Monday, 03 Jun'13 21:00
Special Event Celebrating the 88th Anniversary of the Birth of Malcolm X
Black Star, Crescent Moon:Imagining Resistance from Malcolm X to The Muslim International and Beyond
Monday 3 June 2013, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way London WC1H 0AL UK
Talk by Writer, Filmmaker and Scholar Sohail Daulatzai (University of Califronia, Irvine)
Responses from Abdoolkarim Vakil (King's College), Arshad Ali (Institute of Education), Fuad Nahdi (Radical Middle Way)
"Obama went to Cairo as an envoy of empire who sought to universalise American power, Malcolm had gone there to internationalise black freedom struggles with those in the third world who were its victims."
Sohail Daulatzai doesn't pull his punches. In his latest book "Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America" documents the political and cultural history of Black internationalism from the 1950s to the present. The book maps the rich, shared history between Black Muslims, Black radicals, and the Muslim Third World, showing how artists and activists imagined themselves as part of a global majority, connected to larger communities of resistance.
Join us for what will be a lively, provocative and challenging discussion featuring the author, some special respondents and plenty of time for debate and exploration.
Radical Middle Way, P21 Gallery with The Leaf Network Presents A Special Event Celebrating the 88th Anniversary of the Birth of Malcolm X
Sohail Daulatzai is the co-editor of Born to Use Mics, a literary remix of Nas' landmark 1994 album Illmatic, and is also the author of Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America (2012). He has written liner for the 2012 release of the 20th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set of Rage Against the Machine's self titled debut album, the liner notes for the DVD release of Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme and the centerpiece in the museum catalog Movement: Hip-Hop in L.A., 1980's – Now. His writing has appeared in The Nation, Counterpunch, Al Jazeera, Souls, Black Routes to Islam, Amer-Asia, and Basketball Jones, amongst others. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies and the Program in African American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. He currently lives in Los Angeles and is working on a graphic novel. More of his work can be found at openedveins.com.