Words Matter: History and Rebellion at the Smithsonian


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Panel 3 #WordsMatter: Mobilization & Expressive culture

Moderators Jared Ball, Associate Professor of Communications, Morgan State University, Founder and Host, iMiXWHATiLiKE! (@imixwhatilike); and Mark Bolden, Asistant Professor of Counseling, Trinity College; with Sheila Pree Bright (@ShePreeBright), Photographer and Community Activist, Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux), Senior Editor Digital, Ebony; Jef Tate, DJ, Founder of Dogon Society; Jasiri X (@Jasiri_X), Emcee, Community Activist

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New Book—“Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle” 

Ayiti:: Time to awaken the spirit of Dessalines!


Repeating Islands

haitiSY344_BO1,204,203,200_Gina Athena Ulysse’s Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle (Wesleyan University Press, 2015) offers a nuanced analysis of the complexities of post-quake Haiti and its representations through her perspective as an anthropologist, artist, and insider. Translated by Nadève Ménard and Évelyne Trouillot, this incisive, trilingual (English, Kreyòl, and French) study includes a foreword by Robin D.G. Kelley.

Paul Stoller (author of Yaya’s Story: The Quest for Well-Being in the World) calls it “a beautifully written and profoundly important work of engaged anthropology;” and Jonathan M. Katz (author of The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster) writes, “Ulysse’s clear, powerful writing rips through the stereotypes to reveal a portrait of Haiti in politics and art that will change the way you think about that nation’s culture, and your own.”

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