Transition 119 Event - Afro-Asian Worlds: Gender, Identity, and Displacement

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 7:00pm


Harvard Book Store is pleased to host an evening with Transition magazine for the launch of Issue #119, Afro-Asian Worlds, featuring panelists, GAIUTRA BAHADUR, VIVEK BALD, ROSHAN GALVAAN, KRISHNA LEWIS, and IBRAHIM K. SUNDIATA.

Issue 119 examines historical and contemporary moments of cultural encounter in communities on the Indian Ocean and to the East; from Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania to China. Guest Editor Krishna Lewis presents a glimpse of cross cultural interaction in these spaces. The evening’s discussion hopes to further the issue’s conversations on gender, identity, and displacement and on reconstructing histories and trajectories across the Afro-Asian and Indian Ocean worlds.

Copies of Transition 119 will be on hand to purchase at a special promotional price. The issue features contributions to the Afro-Asian Worlds cluster from M. G. Vassanji, Erin Haney, Jatin Dua, Steven Nelson, Bill V. Mullen, and Lisa María Burgess. The issue also highlights activism in its various forms, with insights from multiple generations of civil rights leaders in St. Louis, Missouri; startling statistics about the history of solitary confinement in the U.S. prison system; and a portrait of undersung South African poet and activist, Edward Vincent Swart.

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