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    Transition 113

Transition Magazine: What Is Africa to Me Now?

featuring

DAVID CHARIANDY and DANIELLE LEGROS GEORGES 

Date

Apr
30
Wednesday
April 30, 2014
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store is pleased to host Transition Magazine's launch of issue #113, “What is Africa to me now?,” with an evening featuring readings from novelist David Chariandy and poet Danielle Legros Georges. With a Harvard conference on Black Canadian Literature taking place May 1-2, a lively discussion on the subject may also ensue.

Read more about issue #113 here.

Danielle Legros Georges
Danielle Legros Georges

Danielle Legros Georges

Danielle Legros Georges is a poet, essayist, translator, and professor in the Creative Arts in Learning Division of Lesley University. She curates Boston-based and international poetry events, and is the author of two books of poems, Maroon and The Dear Remote Nearness of You, and editor of City of Notions: An Anthology of Contemporary Boston Poems.  In 2014 she was appointed Boston’s Poet Laureate. Danielle is a contributor to Jalada 05/Transition 123.

David Chariandy
David Chariandy

David Chariandy

David Chariandy is a fiction writer and critic who teaches in the department of English at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. His first novel,Soucouyant, was published internationally and nominated for eleven literary prizes and awards, including the Governor General’s Award, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book of Canada and the Caribbean, and the Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe. His second novel Brother will be published in Canada by Penguin Random House in fall 2017, and in the U.S. and U.K. by Bloomsbury in spring 2018. Chariandy’s criticism has been published in Callaloo, Topia, The Journal of West Indian Literatures, The Global South, and Postcolonial Text, as well as in The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature and The Routledge Guide to Anglophone Caribbean Literature. His fiction with an accompanying interview is featured in Callaloo 30.3 (2007) and Transition 113 (2014). David co-edited the “Writing Black Canadas”materials in Transition 124 with Phanuel Antwi.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, reverse your direction and walk east along Mass. Ave. in front of the Cambridge Savings Bank. Cross Dunster St. and proceed along Mass. Ave for three more blocks. You will pass Au Bon Pain, JP Licks, and TD Bank. Harvard Book Store is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Plympton St.

Event Series: Transition Magazine

Born in Africa and bred in the diaspora, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling, most curious ideas about race. Since its founding in Uganda in 1961, the magazine has kept apace of the rapid transformation of the black world and has remained a leading forum of intellectual debate. Now, in an age that demands ceaseless improvisation, they aim to be both an anchor of deep reflection on black life and a map charting new routes through the globalized world.

Transition is a publication of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, published three times annually by Indiana University Press. Find Transition on Twitter at @Transition_Mag and on the web at http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/transition. Transition partners with Harvard Book Store several times a year for a discussion based on their latest issue.

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