From Africa to the Antilles: Humus, in translation

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The Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures will host a series of events featuring the novelist and filmmaker Fabienne Kanor, whose novel Humus (2006; translation from the French published by U Virginia Press in 2020) provides a searing account of the transatlantic slave trade, through the imagined voices of its victims. Kanor, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Penn State University, and translator Lynn E. Palermo, Associate Professor of French Studies at Susquehanna University, will discuss and read from the novel on Wednesday, March 10, from 2-3:30pm.

They return on Wednesday, March 17 to converse with members of the UD Community about their work. (All events via Zoom). For further details and registration, please see the event flyer. Please contact with questions.



Wednesday, March 10, 2-3:30pm (via Zoom) All are welcome (registration required)


Discussion/Q and A with Drs. Kanor and Palermo

Wednesday, March 17

In English: 10:05-11am

In French: 11:15-12:05

Zoom link for both sessions: All are welcome (registration required)


Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 11:15am to 12:05pm

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