‘February is Black History Month. To celebrate, Dialogue Books, SAND Journal and Paula Varjack present:
Writing and Difference: Exploring Black Women Writers and The Other in Berlin.
Join Sharmaine Lovegrove, founder of Dialogue Books, in conversation with author Rose-Anne Clermont (“Busch Girl”), scholar of Caribbean Literature Rochelle Rowe (and author of essay “Blackface in Berlin”) for an evening of readings and discussion.
Taking a cue from Derrida’s challenge to the way we read and write in his celebrated ‘Writing and Difference’, the evening will focus on the experience of Black Women Writers within Berlin. Rose-Anne Clermont and Rochelle Rowe will read from recent work and discuss the personal and contextual challenges and issues surrounding gender and race in the city.
The event is the first in a series of English language events celebrating Black History Month in Berlin.’