THE EARTH IN HER HANDS: JAMAICA KINCAID IN CONVERSATION WITH JENNIFER JEWELL

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New York Botanical Gardens

Friday, March 13, 2020

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Award-winning Caribbean-American writer Jamaica Kincaid is best known for her evocative portrayals of family relationships, interwoven with themes of the colonial legacy, gender, race, and class. But she is also a passionate and perceptive gardener, who has expanded the scope of garden writing in her essays and memoirs, including My Garden (Book) and Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to hear one of our finest writers talk about one of her greatest loves when Kincaid joins NPR host Jennifer Jewell for a penetrating conversation about gardens, the plants that fill them, and the persons who tend them.

Jennifer Jewell is creator, writer, and host of public radio’s Cultivating Place. In her new book, The Earth in Her Hands (Timber Press, 2020), she includes Jamaica Kincaid in her profiles of 75 accomplished women—from a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and careers—who have all made lasting contributions in the wide world of plants.

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