Caribbean Feminisms on the Page: Jamaica Kincaid and Tiphanie Yanique


In “Caribbean Feminisms on the Page,” writers Jamaica Kincaid and Tiphanie Yanique will speak about literature, gender and feminism, race, and the Caribbean at the Barnard Center for Research on Women. This event will take place on Thursday, April 16, at 6:30pm, at the Event Oval, The Diana Center, located at West 117th Street and Broadway, New York. The event is free and open to the public.

Join distinguished writer Jamaica Kincaid and debut novelist Tiphanie Yanique as they discuss their experiences as Caribbean women of color, their thoughts on writing about the Caribbean region, and their engagement with gender and feminism in their writings. This event is the first in the Barnard Center for Research on Women‘s new initiative exploring feminism and literature in the Caribbean.

Jamaica Kincaid, who teaches at Harvard University’s departments of English and African and Africa-American Studies, has received many awards for her writing, such as The Center for Fiction, The Prix Femina Etranger Award and the Anisfeld-Wolf Book Award. She has written novels in both fiction and nonfiction, including her most recent work, See Now Then.

Tiphanie Yanique is a debut novelist and assistant professor of writing at The New School.  She has also won the 2011 BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Fiction, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, and an Academy of American Poet’s Prize.

Barnard Professor Kaiama Glover will moderate the discussion. She is the author of Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon and co-director of the Digital Black Atlantic Project.

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