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In Conversation: Claudia Rankine and Alondra Nelson
Nov 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm| FREE
Poet, playwright, and essayist Claudia Rankine writes about everyday racism with a raw sensitivity. Her fifth volume, Citizen: An American Lyric, won both the PEN Open Book Award and the PEN Literary Award. Rankine discusses her work with Columbia University Dean of Social Science Alondra Nelson whose powerful writings about race include her widely praised book, The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome.
Presented in partnership with Purchase College, SUNY where Rankine is the 2016-2017 Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature.