Eric Walrond, the Harlem Renaissance and the Caribbean Diaspora

Caribbean Epistemologies Seminar participant James Davis will discuss his forthcoming book, Eric Walrond, The Harlem Renaissance, and the Caribbean Diaspora at the Graduate Center next week as part of an event sponsored by the  Leon Levy Center for Biography.

Event Details:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 6:30pm
Skylight Room on the 9th Floor at the CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th St, New York, NY

Please RSVP to Michael Gately, Program Director:

The event will celebrate two books by former Leon Levy Center Fellows:

James Davis’ Eric Walrond, The Harlem Renaissance, and the Caribbean Diaspora (forthcoming from Columbia University Press), examines the life of a talented, peripatetic writer from the West Indies who rose to prominence in New York during the Harlem Renaissance but died in obscurity in England. Walrond’s major work Tropic Death (1926), will be republished by W.W. Norton in 2012.

Molly Peacock’s The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72 (Bloomsbury, April 2011), is at once a biography of an extraordinary eighteenth-century woman and a fascinating meditation on late-life creativity. Molly’s loving talk will include images of Mary Delany’s astonishing, botanically correct, breathtaking cut-paper flowers now housed in the British Museum.