Breaking Ground at NYU, New York – Friday 29 April 2016

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THE COLLOQUIUM FOR UNPOPULAR CULTURE and AFRICANA STUDIES, NYU present:

BREAKING GROUND: BLACK BRITISH WRITERS U.S. TOUR – BERNARDINE EVARISTO and COLIN GRANT – readings and in conversation with Sukhdev Sandhu

BERNARDINE EVARISTO is an award-winning British-Nigerian author of seven books including Soul Tourists (2005) about a couple driving across Europe to the Middle East and, most recently, Mr. Loverman (2013) about a septuagenarian Caribbean London man who is a closet homosexual. Her writing is characterised by different forms of experimentation and a talent for complicating myths of Afro-diasporic and British histories.
COLIN GRANT is a dramatist, historian, and radio producer at the BBC. His books include Negro With A Hat (2008), a biography of Marcus Garvey; I&I: The Natural Mystics (2011), a group biography of the original Wailers; and Bageye At The Wheel (2012), his memoir of a 1970s suburban childhood in Luton.

 

Read Bernardine and Colin’s accounts of their experience of the first part of Breaking Ground last here, click on the links below:

Bernardine Evaristo’s blog >>NYU details

Colin Grant’s blog: Carry Go; Bring Fetch >>

 

Event details:

  • 12.45-2pm Friday 29 April 2016
  • Room 670, NYU, 721 Broadway [at Waverly Place], New York
  • Tickets: Free, and open to the public
  • Contact: Sukhdev Sandhu: ss162@nyu.edu

 

 

Breaking Ground is an ambitious tour of the USA conceived, curated and organised by Speaking Volumes. Focused around the major talent of the UK’s Black British writers, it is an opportunity for some of Britain’s most exciting literary talents to reach the established US book markets and readers… find out more about Breaking Ground here >>

 

See the event details on NYUl’s website >>