Readings from Transition Issue 113

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

View photos from this event here.

Transition  launches issue #113, “What is Africa to me now?,” with an evening featuring readings from the issue by contributors David Chariandy, Danielle Legros Georges, and Laurence Ralph.

Danielle Legros Georges is a poet, essayist, and translator, and the author of a book of poems, Maroon (Curbstone Press, 2001). Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, and been featured on National Public Radio, The Bill Moyers Journal (PBS), and The Voice of America programs. Her awards for writing include MacDowell Colony and LEF fellowships, and the PEN New England Discovery Award. She is a visiting faculty member of the William Joiner Center, University of Massachusetts Boston, and leads the Greater Brockton Society for Poetry and the Arts Poetry Workshop.

David Chariandy lives in Vancouver and is an Associate Professor of Canadian, Caribbean, and African diasporic literatures at Simon Fraser University.  His first novel, entitled Soucouyant, was nominated for eleven literary prizes and awards, including the two major Canadian fiction prizes, the Governor General’s Award (finalist) and the Scotiabank Giller Prize (longlisted).  His second novel, entitled Brother, is forthcoming from McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House.

Laurence Ralph is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He is currently working on an ethnography entitled Half Dead: The Unexpected Ways We Injure the Urban Poor. The book explores the networks of commerce, criminality, and affiliation that congeal in the figure of the disabled gang affiliate.

Issue 113

Event details on the Harvard Book Store website here.

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