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May 30, 2024
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Satisfy your rebellious side at Speaking from the South

31 May—5 June 2024

  • Pictured: Gabeeba Baderoon.
  • This article was produced in collaboration with The University of Adelaide.

For centuries Europe and North America have dominated the world’s perspectives and voices. But global challenges – like climate change and growing inequality – are wicked problems that require diverse thinking and the input of those most impacted.


Speaking from the South
Friday, 31 May to Wednesday,
5 June 2024
The University of Adelaide
North Terrace
Adelaide 5000
More info and tickets

Which makes Speaking from the South a crucible of inspiration and a rebel yell.

The 6-day program brings together writers and thinkers from across the Global South and the Southern Hemisphere and is part of The University of Adelaide’s 150-year celebrations. Among those appearing are Nobel Laureates JM Coetzee and Abdulrazak Gurnah.

The Friday to Sunday program features talks, film screenings, writing masterclasses and public lectures. This is followed by a free 3-day academic conference that is also open to the public and includes speakers such as Gabeeba Baderoon, Isaac Ndlovu and Denise deCaires Narain.

Tickets cost up to $10 per session or up to $20 for a masterclass. Students can pay as little as $1.

Find the full program here.

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