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Book Launch

My book, The Other Half of History was launched in October 2007 at The Herbert art gallery in Coventry.  I was very lucky that a number of staff and students from Warwick University, and in particular the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies (CTCCS), came along for support or to read poetry at the event.  To read more about The Other Half of History please click here.

 

Chatting to Professor David Dabydeen prior to the launch. Chatting to Professor David Dabydeen prior to the launch.  Nuru Kané is a singer/song writer from Senegal. Nuru Kané is a singer/song writer from Senegal. 
Professor David Dabydeen welcomes everyone to gallery. Professor David Dabydeen welcomes everyone to gallery.    Presenting my book and reading some of the poetry both in French and in translation. Presenting my book and reading some of the poetry both in French and in translation.
My supervisor, Dr Joanne Collie kindly came along to support me. My supervisor, Dr Joanne Collie kindly came along to support me.  The former Lord Mayor of Coventry, David Batten. The former Lord Mayor of Coventry, David Batten.
Bohdan Piasecki (CTCCS) read extracts from the book in French. Bohdan Piasecki (CTCCS) read extracts from the book in French.  Dr Red Chan, also from CTCCS. Dr Red Chan, also from CTCCS.  
Cassie Adjei (CTCCS), reading Anglophone African women's poetry. Cassie Adjei (CTCCS), reading Anglophone African women's poetry.  Keisha Adams reads from The Other Half of History as well as a selection of her own poetry. Keisha Adams reads from The Other Half of History as well as a selection of her own poetry.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Book Launch 

“the language of the Other can serve a double purpose: it may be the arena for confrontation, for resistance to the Other, but it may also be a means of self-liberation” (Mehrez 123)