In the Foreground: Conversations on Art & Writing podcast

“What ‘Minor' Histories Allow Us to See”: Donette Francis on Writing African Diaspora

15 Sekunden vorwärts
15 Sekunden vorwärts

In this episode, Caitlin Woolsey (Assistant Director of the Research and Academic Program) speaks with Donette Francis, an Associate Professor of English at the University of Miami, Coral Gables. A founding member of the Hemispheric Caribbean Studies Collective, her research and writing investigate place, aesthetics, and cultural politics in the African Diaspora. They discuss the politics of making visible what Donette calls “minor histories.” Across her work on the novel as well as in the realm of contemporary art, Donette invites us to ask: what does attending to these histories allow us to see?

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