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FREED WOMENS BUREAU: Aime Cesaire Reading

July 9, 2010

 July 10th Wednesday-7pm  “Notebook of a Return to My Native Land”/ “Cahier d’un retour aux pays natal”a bilingual marathon reading of Aime Caesar ‘s epic Negritude poem to benefit Haiti Relief efforts.

In 2008, this compelling event in Harlem honored Aime Casear,the visionary Martinican poet and freedom fighter as he joined the ancestors.  Come and experience literary magic when Ceasar’s words are brought to life through the voices of our local community.  Suggested donation $5-25 will benefit SOIL,a grassroots orgnization working in Haiti to build “Liberation Ecology” and environmental justice.  Curated by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is a writer whose work has appeared in Transition, The New York Times and The Boston Globe.  She has received awards from Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Laanan Foundation and the New York Foundation for  the Arts.  Originally from Houston, Texas, she graduated in 2000 from Harvard University and was a Fullbright Scholar in the United Kingdom.  Sharifa is writing a trilogy on African Americans and utopia; her first book, Harlem is Nowhere, will be published in 2011 by Little, Brown & Company.

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