[Blackstudies-l] UR discussion with Yaa Gyasi

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Wed Mar 8 09:22:57 EST 2017



Emilye Crosby
Professor of History and Coordinator of Black Studies
SUNY Geneseo

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> From: Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies <FDI at rochester.edu>
> Date: March 8, 2017 at 9:18:23 AM EST
> To: <crosby at geneseo.edu>
> Subject: Today  join us for a discussion with Yaa Gyasi
> Reply-To: Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies <FDI at rochester.edu>
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> A Discussion with Yaa Gyasi
> “You cannot stick a knife in a goat and then say, "now I will remove my knife slowly - so let things be easy and clean; let there be no mess." There will always be blood.”
> ― Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing
> 
> Thursday, March 9, 2017
> 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
> Rush Rhees Library Hawkins-Carlson Room
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> Yaa Gyasi will talk about her novel "Homegoing" and the "Black Lives Matter Movement". 
> 
> How may some of the narratives in Homegoing shape our understand of the renewed militantism observed in the Black Lives Matter movement or the reactionary turn that is before us to contemplate for the next four years? What could we learn from the curse (the fire that keeps burning and destroying lives) that runs through Homegoing that may help the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement or the citizens distressed by the apparent resurgence of the ugly intolerance of the past chart a new path of resistance?
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