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SPRC In conversation with Achille Mbembe

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SPRC In conversation with

Achille Mbembe

Achille Mbembe, author, commentator and philosopher, addresses his recent work The Universal Right to Breathe and Brutalisme in the context of the racial disparity of deaths and racially inflicted violence; speaking on the power of witnessing in preventing others from being expropriated of their breath, and the significance of respiration at the beginning and end of life.

This conversation was recorded on 17th June 2020

Transcript available here: www.ucl.ac.uk/racism-racialisation/transcript-conversation-achille-mbembe

Speaker: Achille Mbembe, Research Professor at the Wits Institute For Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Executive producer: Paul Gilroy
Producer and Editor: Kaissa Karhu



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