Thu, Sep 07|
Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heigh
Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival: All of the Indies.
Time & Location
Sep 07, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heigh, 286 Cadman Plaza W, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
About the Event
ALL OF THE INDIES
Guest Authors: Camille Hernandez-Ramdwar, Vanessa Walters, Soraya Palmer
Conversation Partner: Sharma Taylor
Date: Thurs 7th Sept @ 2pm
Where: NYU - 370 Jay Street
Caribbean literature is all-encompassing, spanning generations, genres, space and place. Through the works of the writers on this panel, we explore the complexity of the Caribbean story. As a robust repository of histories and a wealth of human experiences, the Caribbean canon is as inclusive as it is diverse. Through its treatment of universally-relevant themes about the human condition and because of its perpetual willingness to confront the muted, audacious, violent and (often) painful, Caribbean literature (and its writers) bears a remarkable capacity to point the way forward in this increasingly turbulent world, much in the way that a pinprick of light shines hope in cavernous darkness.