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Phantom Africa: A Discussion with Brent Hayes Edwards

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Time: TBA

Brent Hayes Edwards is the Peng Family Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he is also affiliated with the Center for Jazz Studies and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. He will present his recent translation of Michel Leiris’s ground-breaking account of the 1931-33 anthropological expedition across Africa, from the South Atlantic to the Indian Ocean: Phantom Africa (L’Afrique fantôme, 1934).