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Celebrated Caribbean Author Cynthia McLeod to Visit Carleton University

Carleton University’s Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis (CTCA) will host a two-day event series with Surinamese writer and activist, Cynthia McLeod. The series will feature a public lecture titled The Free Negress Elisabeth, a film screening and discussion of The Cost of Sugar, a reception and a graduate workshop.

When: Thursday, Nov. 10 to Friday, Nov. 11, 2017
Where: Various locations, please see below
Info: Nov. 10 events are free, accessible and open to the public.

The series will be an opportunity to discuss Suriname’s literature, culture and history, as well as the history of Caribbean slavery.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2017:

When: 3:30 p.m. Public lecture and Q&A: The Free Negress Elisabeth
4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Reception
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Film Screening and Q&A: The Cost of Sugar

Where: Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG), St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton University

Friday, Nov. 11, 2017:

McLeod will offer a workshop about the history of slavery in the Dutch Caribbean. This workshop is open to Carleton graduate students and faculty. Registration is required for the workshop.

When: 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Room 201D, St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton University

All events co-sponsored by CTCA, CUAG, and the Institute of African Studies.

About Cynthia McLeod

McLeod is a luminary of the Dutch language literary world and a devoted advocate for Surinamese pride and independence. Suriname, a former Dutch colony in South America, gained its independence in 1975. McLeod’s creative and scholarly writing traces her people’s history of resistance and turns a critical and nuanced lens to its history of plantation slavery, multi-cultural and multi-racial heritage, colonial past, Indigenous presence and vibrant future.

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