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ERNA BRODBER ‘After the Looking Glass: Blackspace and Emancipation’

‘Decolonization, Social Movements and Performance in the Caribbean and Canada 1868-1888’ Workshop and ‘Reclaiming Justice: Memory and Memorialization of Violence’ Workshop Present:
ERNA BRODBER ‘After the Looking Glass: Blackspace and Emancipation’
Erna Brodber is a major voice in Caribbean literature. She is also a scholar and activist.
Her work addresses the history, memory and identity of the African Diaspora. Her novels
include Nothing’s Mat (2014); Louisiana (1997); Myal (1988) and Jane and Louisa will soon come home (1980). She has also created blackspace, a place /or performances,
ceremonies of remembrance and ‘groundings’ which aim to recover lost histories and engage what she calls ‘the unfinished task of emancipation’. Erna Brodber is a recipient of the Wyndham-Campbell Prize /or Literature from Yale University; the Prince Claus Award (2006); the Musgrave Medal of Jamaica (1999) and an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies. She lives and works in the village of Woodside, St. Mary, Jamaica.
This Event is Free and Open to the Public


Oct 25 2019


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


George Ignatieff Theatre @ Trinity College, University of Toronto 6 Hoskin Avenue
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