Nebraska Chapter’s Friends of Fulbright Talk by Hope Wabuke

Nebraska Chapter’s Friends of Fulbright Talk by Hope Wabuke
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Date(s) - 04/29/21
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Friends of Fulbright TALK by Hope Wabuke:
Brothers and Sisters: Unearthing the Legacy of the Black African Diaspora

Thursday, April 29 at 4 pm CDT via Zoom



Hope Wabuke is a Ugandan American poet, essayist, and writer. She
is the author of the poetry collection The Body Family, (forthcoming
from Haymarket Books) the nonfiction book Please Don’t Kill My Black
Son Please (forthcoming from Vintage Books) and the
chapbooks her, The Leaving, and Movement No.1: Trains. She writes
literary and cultural criticism for NPR, is poetry editor for Ruminate
Magazine, and an Assistant Professor at the UNL. Her work has been
published in The Guardian, The Paris Review online, The Los Angeles
Review of Books.

This project looks at Blackness across time and space to articulate hidden
histories of Blackness. I am looking at key sites and moments of Blackness
on the African continent in conversation with key sites and moments of
Blackness in the African diaspora. Part of this project looks at the presence
of Black Africans in Great Britain, specifically Scotland. The first black
Africans we see in Scotland in 1478 are free and respected members of
the community and court; then in 1778, documents tell us that the
enslavement of Black Africans was outlawed in Scotland. What happened
in these 300 years?

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