How would YOU re-imagine Cole?

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The Africa Centre

66 Great Suffolk Street

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Christian Frederick Cole, an African from Waterloo, Sierra Leone, was the first Black scholar at the University of Oxford in 1873. How would you re-imagine Cole illustrates the experiences and imagery of Cole through an imaginative performance piece delivered by two professional actors. The performance will depict a fictionalised meeting between Cole and Joseph Renner Maxwell, another Black Sierra Leone scholar at the University. It will demonstrate their intense conflict, rivalry and spirited exchanges, interweaving the themes and issues of heritage, identity, class, social mobility, colourism, belonging and acceptance and the outsider within the establishment.

The piece will be followed by a discussion about what can be learned today by examining and trying to understand what Cole experienced and answering the question How would YOU re-imagine Cole?

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