Safiya Sinclair with Dr. Tamara Butler: How To Say Babylon
Wed, Nov 8 from 2pm - 3pm
How to Say Babylon is the stunning story of Safiya Sinclair’s struggle to break free of a rigid Rastafarian upbringing to find her voice as a woman and poet. In the words of Marlon James, the book “is a narrative marvel, the testimony of an artist who literally writes her way out of a life of repression, isolation and abuse into one of art, freedom, love and wonder.” Born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Sinclair is the author of the poetry collection Cannibal, winner of several awards including the Whiting Writers’ Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award in Literature.
Safiya Sinclair will be joined in conversation by Dr. Tamara Butler, Executive Director of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture.
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