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We Object Intimate conversations on how colonial legacies exist in our everyday lives
We Object — with Joëlle Sambi Nzeba & Ruth Grâce Paluku-Atoka

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We Object — with Joëlle Sambi Nzeba & Ruth Grâce Paluku-Atoka

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UPDATE! Babs Gons can't make it and Ruth Grâce Paluku-Atoka will take her place!

You’re invited to join Joëlle Sambi Nzeba, Babs Gons and their chosen objects for an intimate conversation about how colonialism exists in all of our everyday lives. 

A piece of food, a song that you hear on the radio, an item in your kitchen cupboard or the rug that lies across your living room floor, the legacy of colonialism is always there, sometimes in places you don’t expect.

In English

Recorded on 31.03.21


JOËLLE SAMBI NZEBA was born in Belgium, but spent part of her childhood in Kinshasa before returning to Brussels where she now lives and works. Alongside her professional activities which are carried out within the context of a feminist movement, she is a writer. She graduated from the Université Libre de Bruxelles with a degree in information and communication (journalism) and is the author of several prize-winning works of fiction (Je ne sais pas rêver, 2002 and Le monde est gueule de chèvre, 2007). Through her activism (Merhaba, Festival Massimadi Bruxelles) and writing, Joëlle Sambi Nzeba tries to question situations of powerlessness. She gets people talking about identity, the norm and belonging.

RUTH GRÂCE PALUKU-ATOKA is a queer, non-binary, Congelese activist. They are part of the Climate Justice Camp. Their work is centered around anticapitalism, antiracism, feminism, ecology and queer and trans identities. They're also an artist, writer, poet.


A collaboration between DE//COLONIZE Leuven (a group of Masters students of Cultural Studies of the KU Leuven), Commissie Cultuur KU Leuven, DeBuren, Black History Month, Black Achievement Month and Beursschouwburg

Recorded on 31.03.21