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Yolanda Wisher's Rent Party @ The Rosenbach

  • The Rosenbach Museum & Library 2008 Delancey Place Philadelphia, PA, 19103 United States (map)

The sixth edition of Yolanda Wisher's Rent Party at the Rosenbach will highlight the Rosenbach's copy of René Maran's 1921 novel Batouala. Maran was the first Black writer to win France's esteemed Prix Goncourt literary prize. A product of the New Negro and Negritude movements, the novel was so groundbreaking in its critique of French colonialism through the eyes of Africans that it was banned from the French colonies in 1928. Featured poets will respond to the content and form of Batouala, the story of a love triangle, and Yolanda Wisher and The Afroeaters will perform parts of the novel as a jazz text. 

Earlier Event: September 14
School of Guerilla Poetics Intensive
Later Event: October 18
Caesura Poetry Festival & Retreat