Writing Diaspora,Writing Home: Princesses, Ninjas, Papa Bois and Mama Glo
7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | E. H. Butler Library 210 | Permalink
Canadian Caribbean poet, critic, and novelist Ramabai Espinet will speak about writing and the Indo-Caribbean diaspora. Espinet is an academic, writer, and critic. At present, she is a professor of English at Seneca College in Toronto. She also teaches Post-Colonial Literature and Women’s Studies at the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of CERLAC (Centre for Research in Latin America and the Caribbean) at York University.
Her published works include the novel, The Swinging Bridge (2003), short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 2003 and one of the texts chosen for the celebrated Robert Adams lecture (Canada) in the same year. Other publications include the collection of poetry Nuclear Seasons (1991), the performance piece Indian Robber -Talk, and the children's books The Princess of Spadina (1992) and Ninja's Carnival (1993). Espinet’s talk is sponsored by the English Graduate Student fund, with additional support from the English Department.