Past Event

A Practice of Diaspora: Translation, Diasporic Literacy, and Afrodiasporic Fluency

February 22, 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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East Gallery, Maison Française, Buell Hall

A conversation and readings with Saidiya V. Hartman, Maboula Soumahoro, 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 will be live-streamed on Facebook and you can watch the recording on youtube afterwards.

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