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Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.

Says Who? Writing for a global perspective

10/16/2013 >  18:30 - 20:00
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYPL
The New York Public Library, 515 Malcolm X
Boulevard (at 135th Street), NY 10037

Discussion. Co-presented with Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture-The New York Public Library, N+1 Magazine et Institution for Religion, Culture and Public Life

Featuring: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Novelist / NI), Romain Bertrand (Historian / FR), Siddhartha Deb (Writer / IN), Farah Griffin (Professor of English and
Comparative Literature and African-American Studies / US). Hosted by Khalil Gibran Muhammad (Historian and Director of Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)

How can we give voice to silent and “invisible people” in a globalized world? Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has warned us on the “danger of a single story,” and French world historian Romain Bertrand tries to narrate the past from a global and equalitarian way. Farah Griffin examines the lives of African- American female artists and activists in Harlem during WWII (in Harlem Nocturne just published by Basic Civitas Books), while Siddhartha Deb pays homage, in his cultural and narrative analysis, to the variety of people and classes in contemporary India. These four internationally acclaimed writers discuss the effects of narratives, and the advantages of a global perspective in writing history and fiction.



Free | Reservation required:



Learn more about our guests :

Chimamanda  Adichie
Siddhartha  Deb
Farah   Griffin
Romain  Bertrand