Category Archives: Afro-Caribbean

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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Paule Marshall Resting in Power 1929-2019

August has been a rough month for us lovers of the word. A couple of weeks ago, the great Toni Morrison took her place amongst the ancestors. A few days ago, on August 12th, the incomparable Paule Marshall joined her. … Continue reading

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Review of Washington Black

The simply named Washington Black (2018) by Canadian Esi Edugyan , though expansive in its reach, takes place over a mere four-year period. In that short period of time young Washington, or Wash as he is called by Christopher (Titch) … Continue reading

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The Caribbean Imaginary Spring 2016 Lecture Series

Institute of African American Affairs at New York University presents The Caribbean Imaginary Spring 2016 Lecture Series The series aims to look at the large ideas—the contemporary critical issues surrounding Caribbean production, be they cultural, social, or political. Speakers will … Continue reading

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Conference: The Iconography of Lumumba and the Work of Raoul Peck

Antwerp University – February 18-19, 2016 A two-days bilingual international conference with speakers Raoul Peck, Piet Defraeye, Johannes Fabian and many others. https://www.uantwerpen.be/images/uantwerpen/container38901/files/DEF_program_abstractsbio.pdf This interdisciplinary colloquium revolves around the work of filmmaker Raoul Peck and the iconography of Patrice Lumumba in Peck’s … Continue reading

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New Painting: Untitled as Yet

 

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CFP: Between Two Worlds: Jean-Price Mars, Haiti, and Africa

Between Two Worlds: Jean Price-Mars, Haiti, and Africa Edited by Celucien L. Joseph, PhD Jean Price-Mars (1876 – 1969), Haitian physician, ethnographer, diplomat, educator, historian, politician, was a towering intellectual in Haitian history and cultural studies, and a Pan Africanist … Continue reading

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