In this session by Deborah Ekoka, a community reflection is proposed on a selection of literary works written by black women, both Afro-Spanish and from other parts of the world.
In this sense, Deborah Ekoka invites us to understand how these writers have changed an area led by a subject: the white man; and an epistemology: patriarchal Eurocentrism. Likewise, she will talk about the work of some black authors, in order to broaden the community reflection on whiteness.
About the Speaker:
Deborah Ekoka: Cultural manager. Coordinator of United Minds, a bookstore specialized in Africa. Co-organizer of the festivals Conciencia-Afro in Madrid and Black Barcelona in Barcelona. Editor of "Metamba Miago. Stories and knowledge of Afro-Spanish women". She gives talks and workshops on Afro-Spanish culture.
About the Series:
Conciencia Afro was founded in the context of the Festival Afroconciencia 2016, as a group for collective thinking and action with the mission to raise consciousness within the Afro-descendant community in Spain about the need to reclaim participation in political and cultural institutions. From this position, they support independence, creativity, and the promotion of cultural and social entrepreneurs from the community.
This series is produced by the Fundación Rey Juan Carlos of New York University with support from the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Hemispheric Institute, the Center for the Humanities, and the Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora at NYU as well as NYU Madrid.