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Book Launch | Island People: The Caribbean and the World

12/12 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for a conversation with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, Garnette Cadogan, and Ifeona Fulani to mark the release of Jelly-Schapiro’s Island People: The Caribbean and the World.

Garnette Cadogan is an essayist and journalist who focuses on history, culture, and the arts. He is editor-at-large for Non-Stop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (edited by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro) and is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of the Harlem Renaissance (with Shirley E. Thompson; forthcoming). Currently a visiting scholar at New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge and the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, he is writing a book on walking.

Ifeona Fulani teaches in the Global Liberal Studies Program at New York University. Her research interests include Caribbean, African and Black British literatures and cultures and her recent publications include an edited volume of essays, Archipelagos of Sound: Transnational Caribbeanities, Women and Music (University of West Indies Press, 2012). She is also a creative writer and author of a collection of short stories titled Ten Days in Jamaica (2012), and a novel, Seasons of Dust (1997), among other works.

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