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A Night of Poetry & Music with M. NourbeSe Philip
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 06:00am - 07:45pm
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The UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Presents A Night of Poetry & Music with M. NourbeSe Philip accompanied by a jazz duo led by Karlton Hester, Professor of Music, UCSC M. Nourbe Se Philip is a poet, essayist, novelist and playwright who lives in the space-time of the City of Toronto. She practiced law in the City of Toronto for seven years before leaving to write full-time. She has published poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction. Among her best known published works are She Tries Her Tongue; Her Silence Softly Breaks; Looking for Livingstone; An Odyssey of Silence; and Harriet's Daughter, a young adult novel. Her most recent, work Zong!, is a genre-breaking, book-length poem which engages with ideas of the law, history and memory as they related to the transatlantic slave trade. Reception: 5:00-6:00 PM in 210 Humanities 1.

Location : UCSC Humanities Lecture Hall
Contact : Courtney Mahaney, (831) 459-3527, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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