by Daycaf Magazine

Sara Shroff is engaging the politics of the rebellious young musical culture in Pakistan, as they appear in a world of post 9/11 geopolitics of the expansion of Neoliberalism, on the one hand, and on the other, the polices imposed by the War on Terror and Islamophobic discourses. Reading these resistant musical acts as they attempt to disarm the West’s economic and moral ‘high-ground,’ through Homi Baba, Sara understands resistant music as a “Third-Space” whereby hybridized and new identities can be located, against Statist, Imperial and broadly Neo-Liberal forms of oppression .

Mohamed Berada has been discussing the ways in which North Africa has responded to their experienced failed economic holdovers from the models inherited from Colonialism.

Rebecca Hollender is interrogating how the theories and politics of the Common, as exposed and cultivated by Micaeel Hardt and Antonio Negri, has transformative and positive outcomes for a new politics of Post-Capitalist (and Post-Colonial, in my view) world…

And Jacquelin Kataneksza will be positing the inspirational ways by which the potentials for radical democratic change will affect the experience of politics in Zimbabwe.

De/Post-colonial Strategies: Politics and Possibilities of Resistance (Wolff Room)
(I) Are We Free Yet? Capitalism and Colonialism in North Africa -Mohamed Berada, NSSR
(II) Islamophobia and Globalization: Musical Resistance in Post-9/11 Pakistan -Sara Shroff NSSR
(III) A Politics of the Commons or Commoning the Political? Distinct Possibilities for Post-Capitalism Transformations – Rebecca Hollender, NSSR
(IV) Radical Resistance: The Transformative Possibilities of Performative Democracy in Zimbabwe – Jacquelin Kataneksza, NSSR
>>Discussant: Sara Hassani, NSSR