About the event

Focusing on the work of writers of the African diaspora, the “A Question of Africa” series brings together contemporary writers and artists to read and discuss their work and its contemporary contexts. As disparate members of a far-reaching African diaspora, each artist is invited to consider the ways in which the African continent, its countries and cities, its geographies and spatial imaginaries, its peoples, its histories, its sonic or visual figurations, enter or inform their work and their creative process. This evening will include a reading and performance by the poet and essayist Will Alexander, followed by a conversation with Marcella Durand, Brent Hayes Edwards, Aldon Nielsen, and Evie Shockley exploring Alexander’s work and his most recent publication from Litmus Press, Towards the Primeval Lightning Field.

Cosponsored by the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean and The Africana Studies Certificate Program.