Join authors Khodi Dill, Nehal El-Hadi, and Karina Vernon for a conversation about the Black Prairies, its history, culture, and writing.
Part of RPL’s Celebrate our Diversity programming series.
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Karina Vernon is Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough where she researches and teaches in the areas of Canadian and Black Canadian literature, Black aesthetics, archives, critical pedagogy, and Black-Indigenous solidarities. She is editor of The Black Prairie Archives: An Anthology, published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in 2020 and a companion volume, Critical Readings in the Black Prairie Archives, which is forthcoming. With Winfried Siemerling (UWaterloo) she is working on a book project on the politics and aesthetics of relation of Black Canadian cultural achievement, including writing, music, film, and visual art.
Borrow The Black Prairie archives: an anthology today!
Khodi Dill is an author, emcee, spoken word artist, and anti-racism educator who was born in Nassau, Bahamas and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He released his debut hip-hop mixtape titled New Technology in 2014 and has traveled extensively to share his poetry at slams and festivals across Canada. A strong advocate for anti-racism and decolonization, Khodi centres these themes in his writing. His spoken word videos on YouTube have been used as teaching tools in classrooms across the country.
Khodi Dill and his family currently live in Saskatoon. Welcome to the Cypher is Dill’s first picture book and is available everywhere now. It was illustrated by Awuradwoa Afful and was published by Annick Press in 2021. Khodi’s forthcoming picture book, Little Black Lives Matter, published by Seven Stories Press, is available for pre-order anywhere you buy books and will be on shelves in January, 2023. It is illustrated by Chelsea Charles. For more information, visit thegreygriot.com, where Khodi can also be booked for class visits, as well as speaking engagements focused on combatting racism in our society and its institutions. Follow @KhodiDill on social media.
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Nehal El-Hadi is a journalist, editor and researcher whose work investigates the relationships between the body (racialised, gendered), place (urban, virtual), and technology (internet, health). Her hybrid digital/material research methods are informed by her training and experience as a science and environmental journalist. Nehal is the Science+Technology Editor at The Conversation Canada, an academic news site, and Editor-in-Chief of Studio Magazine, a biannual print publication dedicated to contemporary Canadian craft and design.
See more about Nehal El-Hadi on their website!
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Learn and Personal Interest | Books and Storytelling |
TAGS: | History and Genealogy |
|Mon, Mar 20||9:30AM to 9:00PM|
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