SX Live


A Conversation with Sandra Cisneros 

9 September 2017
Sandra Cisneros

A Reading and Conversation with Sandra Cisneros

Latina Life Stories series curated by Vanessa Pérez-Rosario

Date: September 18, 2017

Time: 11:00am - 12:50pm

Location: Woody Tanger Auditorium, Brooklyn College Library

A Statement on Hurricane Irma

6 September 2017
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As Hurricane Irma makes its way up the Caribbean archipelago, with such devastating effect, we in the Small Axe Project wish to extend our thoughts to all those in the region who have already been affected, and to urge those in its path to do everything possible to protect themselves, their families, their friends and neighbors, their communities, from harm and injury.

THATCamp Caribe

5 September 2017

The Humanities and Technology Camp in the Caribbean

(THATCamp Caribe)

3 October 2017
10 am – 4 pm
Alma Jordan Memorial Library
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad

The third THATCamp Caribe will take place at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, in partnership with The 36th Annual West Indian Literature Conference. 

Listening to Non-Sovereign Futures

4 September 2017

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).

Women in Translation Month Q&A with Kaiama L. Glover

4 September 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

Vanessa K. Valdés on the "Father of Black History"

17 July 2017

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.