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Artist-in-Residence: Taiye Selasi

A writer and photographer of Nigerian and Ghanaian descent, born in London and raised in Boston, now living in Rome and Berlin, who has studied Latin and music, Taiye Selasi is herself a study in the modern meaning of identity. In 2005 she published the much-discussed (and controversial) essay “Bye-Bye, Babar (Or: What Is an …

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Africa~Diaspora Forum: Peter Hulme

In the 1920s in New York the jazz cabaret was seen as offering what the writer Eric Walrond called “Africa undraped”, and its sound was the tom-tom.  This talk will explore the period’s fascination with that instrument and with what it might signify, focusing on two texts entitled Tom-Tom, both of which offer to associate contemporary Harlem with “Africa”, in one or another of its manifestations.

African Diaspora Forum-Maya Trotz (U. of South Florida) and Kevin Rhiney (Rutgers U.)

Caribbean in the Flux of Change – People, Land, Air & Sea   Battered States and ‘Resilient’ Futures? A Critical Reflection on the Caribbean post Irma-Maria Kevon Rhiney, Rutgers University   Roughly one month after hurricanes Irma and Maria battered the Caribbean nation of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, the Dominican Prime Minister asserted, “we have a unique …

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Tatiana Linkhoeva- Between the Hammer and the Anvil: Buriat-Mongols, the Soviet Union and Imperial Japan

Please join us on Friday, April 5th for “Between the Hammer and the Anvil: Buriat-Mongols, the Soviet Union and Imperial Japan”, a presentation by Tatiana Linkhoeva, New York University. This event is part of the Colloquium Series, sponsored by the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. The Soviet Union and Imperial Japan have been …

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