Past Event

A Practice of Diaspora

February 22, 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Buell Hall, 515 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 East Gallery

A conversation and readings with Saidiya Hartman and Maboula Soumahoro, moderated by Kaiama L. Glover.


Join us for a conversation and readings based on the translation of Saidiya Hartman's Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007) in French by Maboula Soumahoro as À Perte de mère, sur les routes atlantiques de l'esclavage (forthcoming 2023, Éditions Brook, Montreuil, France). The conversation will be moderated by Kaiama L. Glover.

Saidiya V. Hartman, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Maboula Soumahoro, Mellon International Visiting Professor, African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, Columbia University

Kaiama L. Glover, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of French and Africana Studies, Faculty Director of the Digital Humanities Center, Barnard College

This event is co-sponsored by the Maison Française, African American and African Diaspora Studies Department; French Department, Institut of African Studies, History Department, Anthropology Department, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Africana Studies Department at Barnard.

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