[Blackstudies-l] Fwd:Bernardine Evaristo reads from MR LOVERMAN this Friday

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Sun Apr 6 08:47:07 EDT 2014

> From: Maria Lima <lima at geneseo.edu>
> Subject: [WSminor-L] Bernardine Evaristo reads from MR LOVERMAN this Friday

> The English Department Literary Forum is bringing Bernardine Evaristo back to Geneseo for a reading on Friday, April 11th, 4PM, Newton 204.  She is the award-winning author of seven books including her new novel, Mr Loverman, about a 74 year- old Caribbean London man who finally comes out of the closet (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin, 2013 & Akashic Books, US, 2014).  Evaristo’s writing is characterized by daring experimentation and subversion, playfully and humorously challenging the myths of various Afro-diasporic histories and identities.   Mr Loverman dares to explore almost forbidden topics, such as the seemingly prevalence of homophobia in the black community and slavery as its justification.  Evaristo’s reading is also supported by International Programs, Black Studies, and Campus Auxiliary Services.
> Since 1997 Evaristo has accepted invitations to take part in over 80 international tours as a writer. She gives readings and delivers talks, keynotes, workshops and courses and she has held visiting fellowships and professorships.  Evaristo’s books are translated into several languages including Mandarin.  Her awards include the EMMA Best Book Award, Big Red Read, Orange Youth Panel Award, a NESTA Fellowship Award and an Arts Council Writer’s Award.  Her books have been a ‘Book of the Year’ thirteen times in British newspapers and magazines and The Emperor’s Babe was a Times ‘Book of the Decade’.  Hello Mum has been chosen as one of twenty titles for World Book Night in 2014.  She was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2004, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2006, and she received an MBE in 2009.
> Maria Helena Lima
> Professor
> Department of English
> Comparative Literature Director
> Welles 225A
> SUNY Geneseo
> Geneseo, NY 14454
> (585) 245-5242
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Emilye Crosby
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