Maryse Condé, a writer for our times (TODAY)


[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] “Maryse Condé, a writer for our times / Maryse Condé, une écrivaine pour notre temps” is a celebration of the work of the acclaimed writer and winner of the 2018 “New Nobel” prize in literature with interventions by critics, activists and students. It takes place today, Tuesday, March 26, 3:00 to 7:30pm in Reid Hall at the Columbia Global Centers-Paris (located at 4 rue de Chevreuse, Paris 6, France).

Speakers: Noni Carter, Myriam Cottias, Elsa Dorlin, Brent Hayes Edwards, Paulo Lemos Horta, Cilas Kemedjo, Xavier Luce, Lydie Moudileno, Ronnie Scharfman, Maboula Soumaharo, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Françoise Vergès.

Closing remarks by: Christiane Taubira

In the presence of Maryse Condé.


3:00-3:30PM Opening Remarks

3:30-4PM Noni Carter/Xavier Luce

4-5PM Cilas Kemedio/Lydie Moudileno/Ronnie Scharfman

5-5:15PM break

5:15-6:15PM Myriam Cottias/Elsa Dorlin/Maboula Soumaharo

6:15-7:15PM Françoise Vergès/Brent Hayes Edwards/Gayatri Spivak

7:15-7:30PM Christiane Taubira

Organized by / Organisé par:

Madeleine Dobie, Professor of French, Columbia University
Kaiama L. Glover, Professor of French, Barnard College; fellow at the Institute for Ideas & Imagination
Loren Wolfe, Senior Program Manager, Columbia Global Centers | Paris

In partnership with the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination, Columbia Maison Française, Department of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University.

This event is free and open to the public. Seats available on a first come, first serve basis. Your reservation does not guarantee you a spot.


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