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Review of Saidiya Hartman’s Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments

I have long been familiar with Dr. Saidiya Hartman’s brilliance; first through Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery and Self-Making in Nineteenth Century America (1997) and then through Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Coast (2008). As a post-doc, I … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Well-Read Black Girl Festival

Dear Lover of the Word, You’ll remember that a few months ago I did a review of Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves (2018), an anthology by Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl. I’ve been a big … Continue reading

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Middle Passages: Histories and Poetics

Should I begin with what I am or what I am not? One of the most powerful conversations I’ve heard in the past couple of days at least, has been around what is revealed in silence—the creative space that is … Continue reading

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African Diasporic Historical Texts

Caribbean Dubois, Laurent. Haiti: The Aftershocks of History. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2012. Bellegarde-Smith, Patrick. Haiti: The Breached Citadel. Boulder: Westview Press, 1990. Carruthers, Jacob H. The Irritated Genie: An Essay on the Haitian Revolution. Chicago: The Kemetic Institute, 1985.>/ … Continue reading

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