Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Peter Kimani — PEN World Voices Festival, Medgar Evers College, Center for Black Literature, Brooklyn, NY

Peter Kimani (Dance of the Jakaranda) will participate in a panel discussion titled Identity in the Age of Globalization: An African Diasporic Perspective. This conversation will explore how African writers on the global stage navigate challenges such as considering various audiences from their countries, continents, and internationally. This panel will also feature Maaza Mengiste and […]

Valerie Graves — PEN World Voices Festival, Dixon Place, New York, NY

Valerie Graves (Pressure Makes Diamonds) will participate in a panel discussion titled Pushing Past Glass Ceilings in which women from disparate walks of life and ages share their experiences of breaking through cultural norms, pushing past the heteronormative patriarchy, and self-empowerment. This panel will also feature Rita Mae Brown, , Theresa Rebeck, and Giannina Braschi.


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