Author Kiese Laymon to Discuss Racism in America
By Holly Foster 315-859-4068
September 26, 2012
Author and Vassar College professor Kiese Laymon will give a reading and discussion about the lived experience of racism in America on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. The talk “How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: A Remembrance,” is free and open to the public.
Laymon is the author of the forthcoming novel Long Division in December and a collection of essays On Parole: A Literary Antidote to Post-Blackness in January 2013. He has written essays and stories for numerous publications including Longman’s Hip Hop Reader, the journal Politics and Culture and Mythium. He is currently an associate professor of English and director of Africana studies at Vassar College.
The event is sponsored by the Dean of Faculty, the Days-Massolo Center, and the Sociology, English and Creative Writing, American Studies and Africana Studies Departments.