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The Suitcases We Carry: An Afternoon With Haitian Women Writers

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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In this More Than a Single Story conversation, we will engage with Haitian authors Beaudelaine Pierre, Gabrielle Civil, Valerie Deus, Marie Cerat and Jaira Placide on the themes in Pierre’s new book “You May Have the Suitcase Now,” a collection of essays that explores home and exile, and all that we carry with us in our physical and psychological “suitcases.” Moderated by Professor Zenzele Isoke. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

This program hosted by More Than a Single Story via Zoom. Register at the HCLIB website here.

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Beaudelaine Pierre is a journalist, scholar, and novelist who writes about her native Haiti and her adopted Youwès (US).

Marie Lily Cerat is Associate Director of the CUNY Haitian Studies Institute at Brooklyn College and teaches with the Africana Studies Department.

Gabrielle Civil is a black feminist performance artist, poet and writer, originally from Detroit, MI.

Jaira Placide is a Ph.D. student in City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center.

Zenzele Isoke is Associate Professor and Chair of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.


Date: October 10
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Event CategoriesCommunity, Discussions


Venue Name: Virtual Event