The Barnard Center for Research on Women recently launched a new event series featuring conversations with writers from the Caribbean. “The objective of the series is to get voices that don’t get heard as often within the context of feminism,” said Barnard Associate Professor Kaiama L. Glover, “and to broach some of the intersections between race and gender in the context of the literary sphere.”
In the premiere event, distinguished writer Jamaica Kincaid, originally from Antigua, and novelist Tiphanie Yanique, who grew up in St. Thomas, joined Prof. Glover to discuss their experiences as women of color from the Caribbean, their thoughts on writing about the region, and their engagement with gender and feminism in their writings. Watch a video featuring Kincaid, Yanique, Glover, and series creator Tami Navarro, associate director of the BCRW.
Check the BCRW website this fall for information about the next event in the series, where audience members will hear from Barnard alumna Edwidge Danticat '90, originally from Haiti, and Trinidadian writer Victoria Brown.