On the Rwandan Genocide Cartoons: Propaganda, Pleasure, Evil, Interest

Join us for Africa at Noon on Wednesday, Nov 2 for this talk featuring Tejumola Olaniyan & Isaac Kabera 

Location: 206 Ingraham

Topic: What is the role of mass propaganda in the commission of mass-scale evil such as genocide? If the latter is impossible without the former, and pleasure and the pleasurable are at the heart of every successful propaganda, does it mean that pleasure and evil have a relationship? What is the name of that relationship?

Tejumola Olaniyan is Louise Durham Professor of English and African Cultural Studies, and Chair of the Department of African Cultural Studies. He runs the most comprehensive encyclopedia of African cartoons on the web.

Isaac Kabera received his PhD in Forestry from UW Madison in 2000. He is currently Assistant Greenhouse Manager in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). He was previously National Director of Forest Research in Rwanda from 1992-1994, and Coordinator of Natural Forest Research Program at the Rwandan Agricultural Research Institute from 1985-1994.