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Death, Writing, Race, and Freedom: A Keynote Address by Edwidge Danticat

Fri, March 16, 2018 5:30 P.M.
University of Pennsylvania, Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk

Previous One Book, One Philadelphia featured author Edwidge Danticat explores, in a critical memoir, the universality of loss in the wake of her mother’s death. Danticat will reflect on how the themes of loss, death, and afterlife have influenced her own work as well as shaped broader African Diasporic notions of race and freedom. This program is part of “Imagining the Raced Space of Freedom: A Symposium in Honor of Thadious M. Davis,” presented by the University of Pennsylvania’s Departments of Africana Studies and English and part of Penn’s Wolf Humanities Center’s Forum on Afterlives. For more information please visit 


University of Pennsylvania, Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk

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