Introduction

(South Africa Reading Group) Professor Imraan Coovadia presents, Revolution and Non-Violence in Tolstoy, Gandhi and Mandela

october 2020

fri16oct12:30 pm2:00 pm(South Africa Reading Group) Professor Imraan Coovadia presents, Revolution and Non-Violence in Tolstoy, Gandhi and Mandela

Time

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Details

Professor Coovadia is the Director of the University of Cape Town’s creative writing program. Coovadia has written for numerous newspapers, journals, and, magazines. He has also authored award-winning fiction that has been published internationally.

In this South Africa Reading Group, Professor Coovadia will discuss his book, Revolution and Non-Violence in Tolstoy, Gandhi and Mandela. His work addresses the dangers of political violence and the possibilities of non-violence as the central themes of three lives which changed the twentieth century: Leo Tolstoy, writer and aristocrat who turned against his class; Mohandas Gandhi, who corresponded with Tolstoy and considered him the most important person of the time; and Nelson Mandela, who read War and Peace on Robben Island and who––despite having led a campaign of sabotage––saw himself as a successor to Gandhi.

Date
Friday, October 16, 2020

Time
12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EDT

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