Asher Gamedze

Asher Gamedze is a cultural worker based in Cape Town, South Africa working mainly as a musician, student, a writer, an organizer, and an educator. He is a fellow in the History Workshop at Wits University completing a PhD on the history, thought, and political tradition of the Yu Chi Chan Club. Some of his own albums include Dialectic Soul (On The Corner Records, 2020), outside work | two duets (Astral Spirits, 2022), and Turbulence and Pulse (International Anthem, 2023). As a writer and a researcher, his interests include African history, histories of revolutionary thought and practice, Black cultural production, and radical pedagogy. His written work is published in a variety of online popular and news forums, academic journals and independent activist publications, including: Chimurenga, Pathways to Free Education, Publica[c]tion, The Funambulist, and NewFrame. As an activist, he is part of a number of collectives including Pathways to Free Education, Radical Education Network, and The Interim People’s Library. Asher is a 2022 Social Science Research Council’s Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (Next Gen) Dissertation Research Fellow.

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