28 September - 30 September
The Graduate Center
Today we have a special guest DJ for our series of Small Axe playlists: Yarimar Bonilla, associate professor in the departments of Latino and Caribbean Studies and Anthropology at Rutgers University, made a playlist for the discussion of her book, Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (2015), which appeared in Small Axe 53 (July 2017).
Kaiama Glover, of sx archipelagos, spoke to Book Culture this month about her work on Haitian writer Marie Vieux-Chauvet. Glover recently translated Vieux-Chauvet's Dance on the Volcano, and previous edited the volume Revisiting Marie Vieux-Chauvet: Paradoxes of the Postcolonial Feminine. In the interview, Glover speaks about her role as a translator, as a woman and of women. To find the full interview, please visit Book Culture here.
Black Portraiture[s] IV: The Color of Silence - Call for Papers / Call for Proposals
Event Timing: March 15-17, 2018.
Event Address: Havana, Cuba
by Tiana Reid
Vanessa K. Valdés, book review editor of sx salon, was recently interviewed for NPR's Latino USA podcast on the life of Arturo Schomburg-- a Puerto Rican living in New York City around the Harlem Renaissance. The podcast episode gives a brief history of Schomburg's life and role as the "father" of Black history. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in which Schomburg's donated personal papers comprise a majority of the collection, is one of the largest resources of Black history in the world. In the podcast, Valdés asks how we conceive of blackness.
Edited by Kelly Baker-Joseph, editor of sx salon, this issue of Anthurium is collected around the work of Paule Marshall as seen today--how Marshall has influenced contemporary writing, predicted social stratification, and the enduring relevance of Marshall's work. You can access each publication from the issue, below.
The Work of Paule Marshall Today
Kelly Baker Josephs
In the May issue of Public Culture, Kaiama L. Glover-- editor of sx archipelagos-- writes about the role of the contemporary zombie in her essay “Flesh like One’s Own”: Benign Denials of Legitimate Complaint.