Politics of Criticism, Criticism of Politics ⎻ On Being an Academic and an Intellectual in the Postcolony

This conference, in honor of Ambroise Kom, is an invitation to reflect on the decolonization of methodological approaches, a sine qua non for restoring the dignity of African peoples and a prerequisite for the emergence of a new humanism in Africa. We propose engaging in a reflection inspired by his work, through a focus on what might be called a form of inopportune thought, which intersects with the reverberations of a reflection that, praising dissidence, calls for the duty of indignation.