Africana is the Name: Scripting Maryse Condé’s “Segu”

Thu Apr 04 2024 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

The Institute for Ideas and Imagination | Paris

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The SNF Rendez-vous de l'Institut : The Fellow's Series
About this Event

Maboula Soumahoro will introduce the audience to her screen adaptation of Maryse Condé's Segu, which she is currently working on at the Institute.

What is at stake in what can be understood as an exercise in translation, from one form (literature) to another (series), but also as a “practice of diaspora”?

Maboula Soumahoro is an associate professor in the English Department of the University of Tours. She is the 2022-2023 Mellon Arts Project International Visiting Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University and Visiting Faculty at Bennington College. A specialist in the field of Africana Studies, Dr. Soumahoro has conducted research and taught in several universities and prisons in the United States and France. Widely published within and without academia, she is the author of Le Triangle et l’Hexagone, réflexions sur une identité noire (La Découverte, 2021), translated into English by Kaiama L. Glover as Black Is the Journey, Africana the Name (Polity, 2021). This book received the FetKann! Maryse Condé literary prize in 2020.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Institute for Ideas and Imagination, Columbia Global Centers | Paris, Reid Hall, Paris, France


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