Edouard Glissant (1928-2011)


Martinican writer, thinker, poet, Edouard Glissant, died Thursday in Paris.

Glissant was a faculty member at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Born in Sainte-Marie, Martinique, on Sept. 21, 1928, Glissant was among the generation of French Caribbean poets who came to prominence in the 1950s and included the late Aime Cesaire.

Glissant published more than 20 books, including collections of poetry and critical analyses.

For more information in English, see this Repeating Islands post.

For the French announcement, see this Libération post.

CSA Annual Conference, 2011

Caribbean Studies Association
36th Annual Conference
May 30 – June 3, 2011
World Trade Center, Curaçao

The theme for the 36th annual CSA conference is “Building a New House: Towards New Caribbean Futures in an Age of Uncertainty.”  Holger Henke, this year’s CSA president, has provided us with the Conceptual Statement for the conference. I have pasted the statement below and attached the PDF version here: CSA conceptual statement. Continue reading CSA Annual Conference, 2011

HAITI IN:SIGHT – A Soulful Benefit for Healing in Haiti

From: Ayiti Resurrect


As the one-year anniversary of the earthquake approaches, let’s continue to raise our awareness and keep HAITI IN SIGHT! This benefit will raise money for a grassroots healing project led by the people of Haiti and supported by a community of delegates from the Caribbean and African Diaspora. Join us for an enlightening evening of performances, dancing, and multi-media art — all providing a lens through which the beauty and power of Haiti will be experienced and honored. We will take the opportunity to learn more about the aftermath of this unnatural disaster from our partners on the ground. And we will contribute to the healing and sustainability of Haiti.

December 11, 2010 || 7:00pm – 1:00am
Red Bull Space, 40 Thompson Street (at Watts St.) SoHo, New York
OPEN BAR All Night

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Divine Horsemen, Art Exhibition

Seminar participant, Simone Leigh, will exhibit work in a two-person show with Chitra Ganesh at the Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University. The work on exhibit is inspired by the Maya Deren film, Divine Horsemen.

November 19th –  January 11th


Chitra Ganesh and Simone Leigh

Curated by LaToya Ruby Frazier

Mason Gross Galleries

Rutgers University

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Catalog includes writing from Rashida Bumbray, Christopher Lew and Dean Daderko