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Says Who? Writing from a global perspective


How can we give voice to silent and invisible people in a globalized world? Chimamanda Adichie will elaborate on the “danger of a single story,” and the French world historian Romain Bertrand will the past from a global and equalitarian way. Farah Griffin, Columbia University, will examine the lives of Afro-American female artists and activists in Harlem during WWII in Harlem Nocturne (Basic Civitas Books), and Siddhartha Deb, The New School, will pay homage, in his cultural and narrative analysis, to the variety of people and classes in contemporary India. These four internationally acclaimed writers will discuss the effects of narratives, and the advantages of a global perspective in writing history and fiction.

This event is co-presented with n+1  and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture as part of “Walls and Bridges,” a 10-day French-American arts and ideas festival curated by the Villa Gillet (Lyon), a French cultural institute interested in thought in all its expressions, bringing together thinkers and artists from all over the world.