Writing Black Caribbean Women: A Conversation

Nicole Dennis-Benn, Aya de León, and Nicole Ramsay

Part of the AfroLatinx Voices Series

October 23, 2020

AfroLatinx Voices Series- Writing Black Caribbean Women: A Conversation

Event Description

Blackness in Latin America and the Caribbean (BLAC) Working Group presents AfroLatinx Voices, a series of roundtable discussions between Black scholars, artists, and activists from across Latin America and the Caribbean. Each event seeks to address how race, blackness, and anti-blackness are transnationally informed always in conversation across borders, languages, and identities.


Nicole Dennis-Benn is an award-winning Jamaican novelist. She is the author of Here Comes the Sun (which won the New York Times’ 2016 “Best Book of the Year” award and the Lambda Literary Award), and Patsy (which won the Lambda Literary Award).

Aya de León is an award-winning Afro-Puerto Rican writer of prose and poetry and the author of the Justice Hustlers series (which won Independent Publisher Awards and International Latino Book awards). She is a lecturer in the Department of African American Studies and the director of June Jordan's Poetry for the People at UC Berkeley.

Moderator: Nicole Ramsay is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of African Diaspora Studies, and a BLAC co-founder working on performances of nation and cultural production in Belize and its diaspora.


Presented by the Blackness in Latin America and the Caribbean Working Group, and cosponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Departments of African American Studies, Gender & Women's Studies, English, Comparative Literature, Ethnic Studies, and Spanish & Portuguese, as well as Professor Nadia Ellis and the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities.