Category Archives: Writer

“Swing Both Ways, Do You?”: Octavia Butler’s Shori as Liminal Transgressor

*This little essay has seen numerous iterations over the past five years. While the final product is by no means perfect, my hope is that it honors some of the amazing and brave work that Octavia Butler undertook during her lifetime to … Continue reading

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Review of The Hairdresser of Harare: A Novel

My first encounter with Zimbabwean writer and certified podiatrist Tendai Huchu was a few years ago when I found his short story “The Sale” in AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers (2012), edited by the incomparable Nnedi Okorafor. 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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The Caribbean, The Future: Despair or Hope, Strategies of Connection and Disconnection — Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Institute of African American Affairs at New York University presents Lyonel Trouillot on “The Caribbean, The Future:  Despair or Hope, Strategies of Connection and Disconnection.” Part of the Caribbean Imaginary Lecture Series Wednesday, November 4th, 2015  LOCATION: NYU Law School … Continue reading

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