An Evening with Transition Magazine
GRACE ANEIZA ALI
and local youth writers
Transition 121, "Childhood"
This event includes a book signing
November 7, 2016
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store is pleased to host an evening with Transition magazine for the launch of issue 121, “Childhood.” Guest editor AMY FISH will be joined by GRACE ANEIZA ALI, AARON BROWN, CHRIS KING, NIOUSHA ROSHANI, and local youth writers for readings from the issue and beyond.
In issue 121, authors consider symbolic and ideological deployments of black childhood and explore children’s lived experiences—from nineteenth century Yorubaland, to 1920s France, to present day Colombia, South Africa, and the United States. Others reflect on personal coming-of-age experiences, while youth poets examine black childhood from the brink of adulthood. In addition, the issue features the photo-based work of several Guyanese artists exploring the theme of “homeland” curated by Grace Aneiza Ali, and a sequel to Chris King’s 1998 article (Transition 77) about the Nigerian democracy movement. King reveals details of his and Wole Soyinka’s involvement in a plot to kill Sani Abacha.
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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.
The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University supports research on the history and culture of people of African descent the world over and provides a forum for collaboration and the ongoing exchange of ideas. Learn more at hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu.
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