From Kongo to Congo(s) - A story
Bruce Mateso and Mbala Lusunzi Vita
This conference is organized by CEC, BAM TV, BINABI, and CIVA.
The authors and historians Bruce Mateso and Mbala Lusunzi Vita, both specialists in the history of the Bakongo Kingdom from the 19th to the 20th century, will question the importance of a better knowledge of the general history of Africa to deconstruct stereotypes in the West and to strengthen citizenship in Africa and the DRC in particular.
Bruce Mateso: Doctoral student in history at the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, he works on the subject of the historicity of religious and warlike practices of armed movements in the Congo Basin (19th-20th century).
Mbala Lusunzi Vita: Professor of contemporary history at the Higher Institute of Educational Sciences at ISCED -Luanda-Angola. Director of research and historical studies at CREH, he is also an associate member of CNRS.
Exchanges with the public will be moderated by members of BINABI, the circle of Afro-descendant students of the ULB, whose activities include the question of the social and cultural heritage of African societies.