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The Revolution Continues: Alligator Woods Now

In naming this blog Alligator Woods way back in 2009 I sought to uplift and share the revolutionary spirit that was alive in the enslaved men and women who declared liberty or death that fateful night in August 1791 in … Continue reading

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Review of The Coming by Daniel Black

The Coming: A Novel by Daniel Black, 210 pp.St. Martin’s Press, 2015, $11.94 paperback Daniel Black’s The Coming: A Novel is less a novel as we normally think of it, as a fictional piece of literature, than a sustained meditation on … Continue reading

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CFP Extended: Raoul Peck Anthology

The critically acclaimed filmmaker, Raoul Peck, has a long and impressive filmography that includes both feature films such as Haitian Corner (1987-88), L’homme sur les quais (The Man by the Shore) (1993) and Moloch Tropical  (2009) and documentaries, like Lumumba, … Continue reading

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Cacophony

Torn paper collage. One of my favorite places in the whole world is the popular market in West Africa and the Caribbean (I’ve only been to countries in W. Africa). It’s a very special place filled with beautiful, strong women … Continue reading

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CFP:Canada and the African Diasporic Literary Imaginary

Call for Papers Canada and the African Diasporic Literary Imaginary 42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-10, 2011 New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick Host Institution:  Rutgers University This panel invites scholars to investigate the presence … Continue reading

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The Return of the Blog!

Dear friends, I’ve been quite silent over the past month or so. There is a good reason for it! For those of you who checked in around December of last year you’ll remember that I landed a sweet position as … Continue reading

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