Events

Négritude and the Diasporic Poem: the Importance of Wolof to Ghost Letters with Baba Badji
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 04:00pm - 05:00pm
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Join us for a reading and conversation with Dr. Baba Badji, Senegalese American poet, translator, researcher. Professor Badji is a fellow at the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice and a postdoctoral fellow in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University. Badji's research and teaching interests center on the links between the various forms of postcolonial studies, with a particular focus on translation, literature, and Négritude in Anglophone and Francophone cultures. His work has appeared in Europe Now, Free Verse Editions, Transverse Journal, Snapdragon Journal, Foothill Journal, and elsewhere. Badji's debut collection of poems, Ghost Letters, was longlisted for a 2021 National Book Award in Poetry. Sponsored by the Center for Cultural Analysis and the Rutgers English Department. 

Location Academic Building, Room 6051, 15 Seminary Place (West Wing)