Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium
Edwidge Danticat '93 MFA and Jesmyn Ward are two of the world's most important contemporary writers. In rich, moving prose, their work highlights the emotional trauma of cultural and physical dislocation, of loss in an age of danger, dislocation, and death. Writing themselves into the narrative, emphasizing the power of place, Danticat and Ward urge their readers to come face-to-face with violence, to confront the burden of decades of radicalized, systemic oppression, and to dwell on the memory of those who have been lost. This event brings together Danticat and Ward for a campus-wide discussion on race, place, memory, and writing.
Introductions by Professor B. Anthony Bogues.
Moderated by Professor Ralph Rodriguez.
Book signing & reception to follow.
Hosted by the Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America (CSREA)
Presented with generous support from:
Brazenly Brown Series of the Creative Arts Council
Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice
Cogut Center for the Humanities
Department of Africana Studies
Department of American Studies
Department of Comparative Literature
Department of English
Department of Literary Arts
Office of Institutional Diversity
Charles P. Sisson II Memorial Lectureship and the C. V. Starr Foundation
Office of the President
Office of University Event & Conference Services
Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts