Détour

"A path more narrow than a fold out cot."

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Makalani Talk

An assistant professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, Minkah Makalani works on black radicalism, Caribbean and African American intellectual history, African diaspora studies, and critical theory. A poet and trained historian, Minkah has published poetry, scholarly articles, worked briefly as a news reporter, and has given talks at universities throughout the U.S., Brazil, England, and the Caribbean. The author of In the Cause of Freedom: Radical Black Internationalism from Harlem to London, 1917-1939 (North Carolina, 2011), and co-editor (with Davarian Baldwin) of Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem (Minnesota, 2013), he is currently writing the book, Calypso Conquered the World: C. L. R. James and the Politically Unimaginable in the Trinidadian Postcolony, a study of Trinidadian activist-intellectual C. L. R. James’s return to Trinidad and his work on West Indies Federation.

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