Red Books Day 2023

On the 175th anniversary of the publication of The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels we are celebrating Red Books Day 2023 with thousands of readers across the globe. The Forge will be hosting a workshop on the 21st of February in collaboration with the Chris Hani Institute facilitated by Dr Sithembiso Bhengu for activists and movement leaders. This will be followed by a poetry performance and reading of The Communist Manifesto by Mphutlane wa Bofelo. The workshop starts at 4pm and limited spaces are available.


Tuesday 21 February 2023




Dr Sithembiso Bhengu, Executive Director at the Chris Hani Institute. Dr Bhengu has extensive lecturing experience in Sociology and Industrial Sociology, at the University of Natal, later University of KwaZulu Natal between 2001 – 2015.


Mphutlane wa Bofelo, cultural worker and political theorist, critic and activist whose work is influenced by Black Consciousness, Socialist Humanism and Sufism.

Free to attend