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Events » March 2018 » Katia D. Ulysse – Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Tampa, FL

Katia D. Ulysse – Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Tampa, FL

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“Crossings and Crosses: Caribbean Women Writers on Immigration, Deportation and Identity” featuring Jennifer McCauley, Donna Aza WeirSoley, Fabienne Josaphat, Anjanette Delgado, Katia D. Ulysse.

Long before the Trump era, Caribbean writers have long been concerned with issues surrounding immigration. As subjects of colonial powers “crossing the sea” has long been our preoccupation whether it was to seek out opportunities for economic advancement, to pursue higher education or to fight in various wars for our colonial “Mother country.” Our writing, like that of Junot Diaz or Ana Menendez, addresses immigration including assimilation, acculturation, nostalgia, identity, and deportation.

The panel will take place on the first floor of the Tampa Convention Center, in room 17.



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