The 11th National Black Writers Conference
The Impact of Migration, Popular Culture, and the Natural Environment in the Literature of Black Writers”
Saturday, March 31, 2012
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Migration and Cultural Memory in the Literature of Black Writers
Sponsored by the Pan-African Literary Forum
The globalization of today’s society and the migration of Black writers to various parts of the African Diaspora have had an impact on our definitions of Black writers and on the literature they produce. The writers on this panel will examine the ways in which Black writers who move back and forth among the geographical boundaries of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe define themselves across cultural boundaries and represent and analyze cultural memory in the literature they produce.
Moderator: Jeffery Renard Allen
Panelists: Opal Palmer Adisa, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Uche Nduka, and Kadija (George) Sesay.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Fiction: Tiphanie Yanique, Novelist
Poetry: Opal Palmer Adisa, Poet
Book Reviews: Darryl Pinckney, NYRB
Reference Website for Program & Specific Locations
At Medgar Evers College CUNY/ Center for Black Literature
Causes Opal Adisa Supports
California Poets in the Schools
Homeless Shelter for Pregnant Women