(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

South Africa Reading Group

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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