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Melusi Nkomo is a doctoral student at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva Switzerland. He will present “‘Abantu basekhaya’: Cultural difference and representation of social order on the South African platinum belt.” Susan Cook, Executive Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies, will be the discussant.
A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv. It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop. After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under the moderation of the Workshop Chairs.