african & african diaspora studies at boston college
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New Directions Lecture Series
October 9, 2013
"African Literature Doesn't Exist"
Taiye Selasi, Gasson Hall 305, 4:30 pm
Taiye Selasi will argue that the practice of categorizing literature by the continent its creators come from-rather than by it content and/or creative innovation-is specious.
(keyword = AFRICA)
November 13, 2013
"Noble Strains: Thoughts on a Hybridized Identity" (Hybridity)
Nelly Rosario, Devlin Hall 101, 4:30 pm
Nelly Rosario’s hybrid talk presents a mash-up of genres to explore the benefits and pitfalls of hybridity as identity in these “post-racial” times.
(keyword = HYBRIDITY)