Mar 12

Cancelled - Harlem Crossroads: Jason Diakité’s A Drop of Midnight

Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
  • Add to Calendar 2020-03-12 18:00:00 2020-03-12 18:00:00 Cancelled - Harlem Crossroads: Jason Diakité’s A Drop of Midnight Born to interracial American parents in Sweden, Jason Diakité, known to rap enthusiasts as Timbuktu, grew up between worlds, riding a delicate cultural and racial divide. Even after his musical career took off, Diakité fought to unify a complex system of family roots that branched across continents, ethnicities, classes, colors, and eras to find a sense of belonging. In his memoir, A Drop of Midnight, Diakité traces his history and pilgrimages from southern Sweden to South Carolina and Harlem to paint a vivid picture of race, discrimination, family, and ambition. Diakité reads from A Drop of Midnight and speaks with Monica L. Miller, associate professor of English and Africana studies. Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall Barnard barnard-admin@digitalpulp.com America/New_York public

Jason Diakite book coverBorn to interracial American parents in Sweden, Jason Diakité, known to rap enthusiasts as Timbuktu, grew up between worlds, riding a delicate cultural and racial divide. Even after his musical career took off, Diakité fought to unify a complex system of family roots that branched across continents, ethnicities, classes, colors, and eras to find a sense of belonging. In his memoir, A Drop of Midnight, Diakité traces his history and pilgrimages from southern Sweden to South Carolina and Harlem to paint a vivid picture of race, discrimination, family, and ambition. Diakité reads from A Drop of Midnight and speaks with Monica L. Miller, associate professor of English and Africana studies.