This 4-day virtual webinar and participatory workshop takes place from November 3-6, 2021. Artists, scholars and writers will gather to take stock of, reflect on, and extend the important work that Dionne Brand’s A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to Belonging has done in the world.
There are few works published in the past 20 years that have had as profound and generative an influence on diverse audiences as Dionne Brand’s A Map to the Door of No Return. A poetic text comprised of essays, memories, vignettes, historical fragments, and readings of painting and literature toward a theorization of Diasporic Black life (Toronto and Vancouver, Johannesburg, Grenada and Trinidad) in the wake of slavery, A Map to the Door of No Return has inspired and challenged readers in North America and around the world who have taken up Brand’s work on the door as schema—the opposite of a shoring up of a narrative of origins—and its challenges to what nation and belonging might mean, after that step through the ‘door of no return.’
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