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New Biography of Arturo Schomburg by Vanessa Valdés 

June 6, 2017 Leave a comment

Coffee and Spatializing Blackness

August 8, 2016 Leave a comment

SPATIALIZING BLACKNESS: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity by  Rashad Shabazz, an associate professor in the School ofSocial  Transformation at Arizona State, will be featured on KAZI Book Review in September.

Shabazz argues that from the start of the great migration to Chicago, carceral powers literally and figuratively created a prison-like environment to contain African Americans within the so-called Black Belt on the city’s South Side.

History of Africans in Mexico on KAZI

July 30, 2016 Leave a comment

University of West Indies professor Paulette Ramsay discusses her latest book, AFRO-MEXICAN CONSTRUCTIONS OF DIASPORA, GENDER, IDENTITY, AND NATION, on the Monday, August 1 edition of KAZI Book Review at 8 a.m. CST on KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin, Texas.

In her book, Ramsay reviews the historical and cultural influence of Africans and African descended people on Mexico and the efforts to erase them from history after the end of the Mexican revolution in 1910. 

Haitian Author Fabienne Josaphat Interview Today on KAZI

April 10, 2016 Leave a comment

imageFabienne Josaphat, author of DANCING IN THE BARON’S SHADOW will be appearing at the on KAZI Book Review today at 12:30 p.m. CST/1:30 p.m on KAZI 88.7 FM. Set in Haiti in 1965, DANCING IN THE BARON’S SHADOW focuses on the struggles of Haitians to survive the brutal regime of Papa Doc Duvaler through the experiences of two brothers, Nicolas, a lawyer, and Raymond, a cab driver. When Nicolas is sent to the notorious Fort Dimanche prison by dictator Papa Doc’s militia, his brother Raymond concocts a daring plan imageto help him escape. In our interview we discussed Fabienne’s path to becoming a writer and how the relationship between her father and his brother inspired the tumultuous relationship between the two brothers in her novel.

Fabienne Josaphat received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Florida International University. Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow is her first novel. She lives in Miami.