Tag: Book Talk

Writer’s Discussion Series: Paulette A. Ramsay | Afro-Mexican Constructions of Diaspora, Gender, Identity and Nation

Writer’s Discussion Series: Paulette A. Ramsay | Afro-Mexican Constructions of Diaspora, Gender, Identity and Nation (UWI Press, 2016) Paulette Ramsay’s study analyses cultural and literary material produced by Afro-Mexicans on the Costa Chica de Guerrero y Oaxaca, Mexico, to undermine and overturn claims of mestizaje or Mexican homogeneity. The interdisciplinary research draws on several theoretical […]

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Writer’s Discussion Series and African Diaspora Lecture by Daniel O. Sayers | A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans, and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp

In the 250 years before the Civil War, the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina was a brutal landscape–2,000 square miles of undeveloped and unforgiving wetlands, peat bogs, impenetrable foliage, and dangerous creatures. It was also a protective refuge for marginalized individuals, including Native Americans, African-American maroons, free African Americans, and outcast Europeans. […]

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Writer’s Discussion Series and Lecture: Iris Morales | Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords: 1969-1976

Iris Morales | Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords: 1969-1976 Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords: 1969-1976 is the first book about the experiences of the women members — a “story within a story” told from the inside out. The Young Lords Organization emerged in New York in the […]

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