Sat, May 06|
Finding La Negrita Virtual Book Talk ft. Dr. Natasha Gordon-Chipembere and Bomani Armah
Join this virtual book talk about Finding La Negrita! Dr. Natasha Gordon-Chipembere will be in conversation with artist and educator, Bomani Armah!
Time & Location
May 06, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:10 PM
About The Event
About the book:
Finding La Negrita, a historical fiction novel set in 1634 colonial Cartago, Costa Rica, is a retelling of the Black Madonna narrative, which has driven Costa Rica's national and spiritual identity since the 1700s. It traces an African family's story across time and space, from Africa to colonial Costa Rica, as they grapple with love, legacy, secrets and the lines between freedom and enslavement.
About the Author:
Dr. Natasha Gordon-Chipembere has been a professor of African Diasporic literature for over 20 years. She has taught in classrooms from South Africa to New York to Costa Rica. Her academic scholarship focuses on slavery and her first book project, Representation and Black womanhood: The Legacy of Sarah Baartman is now required reading for all first-year college students in South Africa. Gordon-Chipembere’s writing has also been published in Essence Magazine along with a monthly series, “Musings from An Afro-Costa Rican” in the Tico Times.