Category Archives: Afro-Caribbean

Review of Washington Black

The simply named Washington Black (2018) by Canadian Esi Edugyan , though expansive in its reach, takes place over a mere four-year period. In that short period of time young Washington, or Wash as he is called by Christopher (Titch) … Continue reading

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The Caribbean Imaginary Spring 2016 Lecture Series

Institute of African American Affairs at New York University presents The Caribbean Imaginary Spring 2016 Lecture Series The series aims to look at the large ideas—the contemporary critical issues surrounding Caribbean production, be they cultural, social, or political. Speakers will … Continue reading

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Conference: The Iconography of Lumumba and the Work of Raoul Peck

Antwerp University – February 18-19, 2016 A two-days bilingual international conference with speakers Raoul Peck, Piet Defraeye, Johannes Fabian and many others. https://www.uantwerpen.be/images/uantwerpen/container38901/files/DEF_program_abstractsbio.pdf This interdisciplinary colloquium revolves around the work of filmmaker Raoul Peck and the iconography of Patrice Lumumba in Peck’s … Continue reading

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New Painting: Untitled as Yet

 

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CFP: Between Two Worlds: Jean-Price Mars, Haiti, and Africa

Between Two Worlds: Jean Price-Mars, Haiti, and Africa Edited by Celucien L. Joseph, PhD Jean Price-Mars (1876 – 1969), Haitian physician, ethnographer, diplomat, educator, historian, politician, was a towering intellectual in Haitian history and cultural studies, and a Pan Africanist … Continue reading

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Happy Haitian Independence Day!

Soup Joumou Recipe

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Announcement! New Book: The Haitian Peasantry through Oral and Written Literature: Roumain, Alexis, Endore, Carpentier and Fountain

My book, The Haitian Peasantry through Oral and Written Literature: Roumain, Alexis, Endore, Carpentier, and Fountain has just been published with Caribbean Studies Press!! Continue reading

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The Caribbean, The Future: Despair or Hope, Strategies of Connection and Disconnection — Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Institute of African American Affairs at New York University presents Lyonel Trouillot on “The Caribbean, The Future:  Despair or Hope, Strategies of Connection and Disconnection.” Part of the Caribbean Imaginary Lecture Series Wednesday, November 4th, 2015  LOCATION: NYU Law School … Continue reading

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Jamaica Calls for Britain to Pay Billions of Pounds in Reparations for Slavery

This week, Jamaica, led by historian Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the Caricom Reparations Commission, called upon Britain to pay reparations for slavery.  Additionally, The Journal of African American History, The Black Scholar, The Journal of Black Psychology, Souls: A Critical Review of … Continue reading

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