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Saturday, October 12 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Love and Loss in the Caribbean

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Curdella Forbes and Katia D. Ulysse discuss their novels, which deal with themes of love and loss in Caribbean countries, as well as how to come to terms with personal choices brought on by societal and cultural standards. Forbes’ A Tall History of Sugar follows a Jamaican love affair spanning 50 years, that Publisher’s Weekly calls “an unlikely love story as well as a haunting, hypnotic piece of postcolonial Jamaican history.” Ulysse’s Mouths Don’t Speak revolves around a Haitian immigrant’s guilt-ridden and sorrowful return to her home country after the 2010 Haitian earthquake. Publisher’s Weekly calls it “a harrowing, thoughtful dive into the aftermath of national and personal tragedies filtered through diasporic life.”

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Curdella Forbes

Curdella Forbes is a Jamaican American writer who lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, and teaches at Howard University. A Tall History of Sugar is her latest novel... Read More →
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Katia D. Ulysse

Katia D. Ulysse is a fiction writer, born in Haiti. Her short stories, essays, and Pushcart Prize–nominated poetry appear in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including: The Caribbean Writer, Smartish Pace, Phoebe, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism; Mozayik... Read More →

Saturday October 12, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Merten Hall, Room 1203