Distinguished writer Jamaica Kincaid, originally from Antigua, and debut novelist Tiphanie Yanique, who grew up in St. Thomas, come together with Barnard Associate Professor Kaiama L. Glover to discuss their experiences as women of color from the Caribbean, their thoughts on writing about the Caribbean region, and their engagement with gender and feminism in their writings. The recipient of many awards, such as The Center for Fiction, The Prix Femina Etranger Award and the Anisfeld-Wolf Book Award, Kincaid is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including most recently, the novel See Now Then. She currently teaches in the Departments of English and African and African-American Studies at Harvard University. Tiphanie Yanique is an Assistant Professor of Writing at The New School whose novel Land of Love and Drowning was released in 2014 to critical acclaim. Her previous publications, How to Escape from a Leper Colony and I Am the Virgin Islands, earned her a 2011 BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Fiction, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, and an Academy of American Poet’s Prize. Kaiama L. Glover 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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