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天下论坛(第192期)

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天下论坛192期“博雅大讲坛”《暨国际事务专题讲座》

演讲题目/Topic:  Expressing Everyday People in the World

演讲嘉宾/SpeakersNatalia Molebatsi

主持人/Chair: Dr. Li Wannan, Department Dean & Associate Professor

时间/Time: Thursday, 15 November 2018 / 2-3:40pm

地点/Venue:  Panyu Campus, N301

嘉宾简介/Guest IntroductionMs. Natalia Molebatsi is Library Marketing Coordinator at the University of South Africa. Based in Pretoria, she coordinates marketing across the library’s 12 branches in South Africa and in Akaki, Ethiopia. Ms. Molebatsi is also an acclaimed poet and professional speaker and cultural worker. Her books are We Are: A Poetry Anthology, Sardo Dance, and Elephant Woman Song. Her poetry and music CDs include Natalia Molebatsi & the Soul Making and Come as You Are: Poems for Four Strings. Her academic writing is included in journals, such as Scrutiny2, Rhodes Journalism Review, and Muziki. Ms. Molebatsi has performed poetry and hosted creative writing workshops in over 20 countries.  

讲座描述/Description:

     Through her travels from South Africa to other parts of the world, Ms. Molebatsi came to develop poems with the theme of “everyday people.” This theme naturally emerged through meeting diverse peoples and connecting with them on different levels. Her travels provided her with opportunities to realize that however different people may be – Black South African or not – we carry similarities that transcend any geopolitical borders, ideologies, and cultural differences. People are affected in the same way by poverty, war, and love, among abundant other issues of global concern. In this event, Ms. Molebatsi shares some poems on the theme and how they came about, showing connections between what we call “Politics” that have the potential to divide and the types of cross-cultural work that is being undertaken on the ground to draw people, especially of the Global South, together.gether.