Yvette Christiansë events at WiSER | 13 & 14 Sept

Friday, 14 September, 2018 - 16:30

WiSER and Oceanic Humanities invite you to two events by Yvette Christiansë

Thursday, September 13

Poetry Reading and Q&A


Yvette Christiansë reads from her work 

17:00-19:00 - WiSER Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Richard Ward Building

Chair: Isabel Hofmeyr

Drinks and snacks will be served

Friday, September 14

Words on Water: Southern African Literatures and the Oceans 

Yvette Christiansë In Conversation

Yvette will talk about her work on slave registers. This will be followed by a discussion with Charne Lavery, Sarah Nuttall and Isabel Hofmeyr.

10:00-12:30 - WiSER Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Richard Ward Building

Chair:  Brett Pyper


Yvette Christiansë, Ann Whitney Olin Chair, is a Professor of Africana Studies and English and Chair of Africana Studies at Barnard College at Columbia University in New York. She is an award-winning poet, novelist, librettist and scholar with interests in the poetry and prose of African diaspora in former English colonies. She is the author of Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics. For some twenty-seven years, she has been researching the stall in the abolition of slavery in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

These events form part of the Watershed festival https://www.wits.ac.za/watershed/