Our May literary discussion, “Fictive Kin,” will focus on works that reflect the intersection of migration and kinship. Writers of the selected readings include Dinaw Mengestu, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, E.C. Osondu, Tope Folarin and Kima Jones. To view these works online (or download), click here. Read them and join us on Sunday, May 4th at the Black Ink Book Exchange (at the Washington Park Arts Incubator) to discuss. (Note: The Incubator opens at noon, come early to Browse the Black Ink Book Exchange and stay after the discussion for David Boykin’s jam session).
For more details and to reserve your spot, click here.
—Teju Cole & Dinaw Mengestu
(If you’re in Chicago, check out Dinaw at UChicago tonight.)
Chicago, Check out adrienne maree brown (co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements) in conversation with Krista Franklin at the Arts Incubator on Tuesday, April 1st. More details here.
In this video from OkayAfrica, Wangechi Mutu takes us on a brief tour of her first U.S. solo exhibit, A Fantastic Journey. If you’re in the Chicago area, mark your calendar: A Fantastic Journey will be at Northwestern’s Block Museum September 19th - December 7th, 2014.