Caribbean Feminisms on the Page

Edwidge Danticat and Victoria Brown
Sep 17, 2015 | 6:30pm
Event Oval, Diana Center, Barnard College
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Co-Sponsors: Department of Africana Studies (Barnard College), Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Barnard College), Barnard Center for Translation Studies, Department of English (Barnard College), Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform for Criticism (Columbia University), Greater Caribbean Studies Center (Columbia University), Institute for Research in African-American Studies (Columbia University), Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality (Columbia University)



Barnard alumna Edwidge Danticat and novelist Victoria Brown come together in the second event in the series, Caribbean Feminisms on the Page. This series places distinguished writers in conversation with emerging authors to discuss issues including feminism, diaspora, and method.


Edwidge Danticat is a 2009 MacArthur fellow and is the author of several books, including Brother, I’m Dying, which was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. This year, she will publish a picture book, Mama’s Nightengale, and a young adult novel, Untwine.

Victoria Brown is the author of Minding Ben (released in paperback as Grace in the City), a novel about a teenager from Trinidad working as a nanny in New York City. She has an MFA in Fiction from Hunter College. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, NBC news, New York Magazine, The Sunday Salon Fiction Zine, and Babble. She teaches in the English Department at LaGuardia Community College, and is currently at work on her second novel.

Victoria Brown

Danitcat photo credit: Jonathan Demme

This event is free and open to the public. Click here for a map of Barnard College. The venue is accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

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