Black History Month/U.S. Embassy Literary Series 2023
Monday 6 February 20:00 – English Theater Berlin | International Center for the Performing Arts, Fidicinstr. 40, 10965 Berlin
Free for school groups if registered USEmbassyCultureRSVP@state.gov Until January 30, 2023.
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NoViolet Bulawayo reads from her novel need a new name When glory
Moderator: Anne Potjans, Humboldt University
NoViolet Bulawayo I am the author of a novel glory When need a new nameHurston/Wright Legacy Award, Penn/Hemingway Award, Los Angeles Times Book Award Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, Etisarrat Literary Award, Fred Brown Literary Award, Betty Trask Award, Barnes and Noble Discover Award (runner-up), National・Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Fiction Selection. need a new name It has also been shortlisted for the International Literature Award, the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award. NoViolet earned her MFA from Cornell University, where she was awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship. She has taught fiction writing at Cornell University and Stanford University. She grew up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and she now writes full time from anywhere.
The most translated author in modern Zimbabwean history, she was the first black African woman to be named to the Booker List twice, and the first of two African writers listed for both debut and follow-up. One of them and the other is Chigozi Obioma. novel up.
After October 2022Anne Pojans Postdoctoral Fellow in the EU-funded research project “Tales of the Diasporic Ordinary”. She is currently doing ‘Aesthetics, Influences and Archives’ at Humboldt University in Berlin, where she is currently investigating the relationship between queer subcultural spaces and discourses about race and racism in Germany and the United States. I’m here. In early 2022, she will receive her doctorate from Humboldt University’s American Studies Program with a dissertation on “Why Are You So Angry?” Lang co-winner. She entered the competition “New Perspectives in Black Studies” and signed a publishing deal with Peter Her Lang in 2021. Separately, she has addressed the diasporic connections between the autobiographical writings of post-World War II African-American and black German feminists. The intersection of blackness, sexuality and racial visibility in German filmmaking. She is an exchange faculty member in the University of Washington Honors Program in Fall 2019, presenting and publishing her research nationally and internationally.