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"My Man": A Powerful Performance-Poem on Race and Identity, with Video

Posted on June 04, 2020

FLIV A poesia nacional de hoje com Ricardo Aleixo 27-04-11 (10)
Ricardo Aleixo performing at a national poetry festival in Brazil in 2011. By André Luiz D. Takahashi.
I am whatever you think a black man is. You almost never think about black men.

Ricardo Aleixo's prose poem "My Man" appeared several years ago in an issue of Words Without Borders dedicated to Afro-Brazilian writing. At once confrontational and deeply vulnerable, this poem seems newly relevant today. It will serve as an excellent starting point for a classroom conversation of race and identity.

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TODAY at 5 pm ET, #TeaGlobally With Manga Translator Jocelyne Allen

Posted on May 18, 2020

Jocelyne Allen, translator of "Noodling in New York."

Here in New York, we are in our second month of shelter-in-place, and one of the things we look forward to doing again someday is visiting friends. Akino Kondoh's charming graphic tales of city life reminded us of those times, and we'll be talking about them this Wednesday at 5 pm ET

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