[Blackstudies-l] Fred D'Aguiar' will be in Geneseo on March 27th -- two opportunities to hear him (details below)

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Tue Mar 19 11:41:37 EDT 2019

*Wednesday 27th March *
Poet, novelist, and playwright *Fred D'Aguiar* gives a *Black Studies
lecture* at *2.30pm-3.45pm* in the *Hunt Room (CU 135) *and a reading
*6pm-7pm* in *Doty Tower Room (300)*

British-Guyanese writer *Fred D'Aguiar*, who has lived and taught in the US
since 1995, has long explored the legacy of slavery across the Black
Atlantic.  His first novel, *The Longest Memory* (1994), tells the story of
Whitechapel, a slave on an eighteenth-century Virginia plantation. His
plays include *A Jamaican Airman Foresees His Death*, performed at the
Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1991. He is also the author of the novels *Dear
Future* (1996), set on a fictional Caribbean island; *Feeding the
Ghosts* (1997),
based on the true story of the Zong massacre, in which 132 enslaved
Africans (men, women and children) were thrown overboard from a slave ship so
the Insurers could profit from their death; the poetry collections *Bill of
Rights* (1998); a long narrative poem about the Jonestown massacre in
Guyana in 1979 and *Continental Shelf* (2009) shortlisted for the 2009 T.
S. Eliot Prize. He is the author most recently of *Translations from Memory*;
this and some other books will be on sale at the reading and available for
signing, as well as on sale at Barnes & Noble on campus.
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