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Toni Morrison tribute – Sat. November 23

“But writing is not simply recollecting or reminiscing or even epiphany. It is doing; creating a narrative infused (in my case) with legitimate and authentic characteristics of the culture.” – Toni Morrison in her essay Rememory.

(This event will be in English. Please scroll down for the Dutch translation of the text.)

The Bluest Eye, Sula, Paradise, Beloved, Playing in the Dark… the legendary writer Toni Morrison gave us so much excellent, literary work. In memory of this Icon we put together a Toni Morrison tribute. The evening will consist of a screening of a visual offering/short documentary by DJ Scholar Lynnée Denise, readings from her work and a panel conversation with admirers of her work (both fiction and non-fiction).

With:
Lynnée Denise (Los Angeles), Ola Hassanain, Maame Hammond, Bēylula Yosef, Amal Alhaag, Ernestine Comvalius, Simone Zeefuik and Chrisje Comvalius.
Moderator: Tracian Meikle.
Date:
Saturday November 23, 2019.

Location: Bijlmer Parktheater (address: Anton de Komplein 240, 1102 DR Amsterdam).
Time: 19.00h-21.30h.
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— Nederlandse vertaling —
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The Bluest Eye, Sula, Paradise, Beloved, Playing in the Dark… de legendarische schrijver Toni Morrison heeft zoveel fantastisch literair werk geschreven. Ter nagedachtenis van dit Icoon hebben we een Toni Morrison Tribute samengesteld. De avond bestaat uit de vertoning van een visual offering/korte documentaire door DJ Scholar Lynnée Denise, voordrachten uit haar werk en een panelgesprek waarin liefhebbers haar werk (zowel fictie als non-fictie) bespreken.

Met:
Lynnée Denise (Los Angeles), Ola Hassanain, Maame Hammond, Bēylula Yosef, Amal Alhaag, Ernestine Comvalius, Simone Zeefuik en Chrisje Comvalius.
Moderator: Tracian Meikle.

Datum: Zaterdag 23 november 2019.
Locatie: Bijlmer Parktheater (adres: Anton de Komplein 240, 1102 DR Amsterdam).
Tijd: 19.00u tot 21.30u.
Klik hier om uw kaarten te kopen.
FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/388746898481152/
Hashtag: #BlackMagicWomanFest

Upcoming events

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Sunday June 16: Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ – lecture and conversation
In collaboration with Bijlmer Bookstore, the Amsterdam Black Women collective and Lola Shoneyin (Aké Arts and Book Festival) we’re welcoming Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, the author of Stay With Me, to the Bijlmer. On Sunday June 16 she, moderator Tracian Meikle and an audience of max. 40 people will discuss her book that won prizes like The Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts and Culture and many, many others.
Moderator: Tracian Meikle, co-founder of the Amsterdam Black Women collective.
Time and location: 16h – 18h, Bijlmer Bookstore (address: Hettenheuvelweg 16, Amsterdam Southeast). Doors open at 15:30h.
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RIchardSaturday June 22: Wiaspora podcast as part of the Xenogenesis exhibition
Live recording of our podcast centred around Afro- and African Futurism*.
Theme: Creolizing the canon
Hosts: Richard Kofi and moi.
Guests: Munganyende Hélène Christelle, Pelumi Adejumo, Naomie Pieter and Rose Sarpong.
Language: Dutch.
Time and location: 15h-17h, Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven)
Free entrance!
* Term borrowed from the genius Nnedi Okorafor.

PanasheSunday June 23: Panashe Chigumadzi – lecture and conversation
On Sunday June 23 novelist and essayist Panashe Chigumadzi is coming to Bijlmer Parktheater to read from and discuss her work. Her debut novel Sweet Medicine (Blackbird Books, 2015) won the 2016 K. Sello Duiker Literary Award. Her second book, These Bones Will Rise Again, a reflection on Robert Mugabe’s ouster, was published in June 2018 by the Indigo Press. A columnist for The New York Times, and contributing editor of the Johannesburg Review of Books, her work has featured in titles including The Guardian, Chimurenga, Africa is A Country, Transition, Washington Post and Die Ziet.
Moderator: Tracian Meikle, co-founder of the Amsterdam Black Women collective.
Time and location: 19h-21h, Bijlmer Parktheater (Amsterdam).
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OlaSaturday June 29: Wiaspora podcast as part of the Xenogenesis exhibition
Live recording of our podcast centred around Afro- and African Futurism*.
Theme: Afrofuturism and African Futurism.
Hosts: Richard Kofi and moi.
Guests: Ola Hassanain, Stephanie Archangel, Veronique Efomi and Planet Airich.
Language: English.
Time and location: 15h-17h, Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven)
Free entrance!
* Term borrowed from the genius Nnedi Okorafor.

Saturday July 6: Wiaspora podcast as part of the Xenogenesis exhibition
Live recording of our podcast centred around Afro- and African Futurism*.
Theme: Self care
Hosts: Richard Kofi and moi.
Guests: Glenn Helberg, Otion and Amal Alhaag.
Language: Dutch.
Time and location: 15h-17h, Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven)
Free entrance!
* Term borrowed from the genius Nnedi Okorafor.