Hassan el Geretly (left), Neo Muyanga (middle) and Premesh Lalu (right), ‘Performance and Social Change, from

Cairo to Cape Town’ lecture, College of Cape Town, Athlone, 20 February 2015. The event constituted the first

Distinguished Lecture in African Humanities and Letters, organised by the CHR’s Dullah Omar Centre for Critical

Thought in African Humanities (DOCCTAH). DOCCTAH seeks to develop synergy between academic

scholarship and cultural production, and to extend the reach of local and international humanities scholarship into

communities on the Cape Flats. Photograph: Aidan Erasmus

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