Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Her Word As Witness: Portraits of Women Writers of the African Diaspora
December 1st, 2011 (6 to 8pm) - March 31st, 2012 - Brooklyn, NYC

Image: Sonia Sanchez, poet, educator, activist
Philadelphia, 2011
(c) Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

Skylight Gallery of the Center for Arts & Culture
of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation


Her Word As Witness:
Portraits of Women Writers of the African Diaspora

Curated and photographed by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 1, 2011 (6 to 8pm)
On View: December 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012

Her Word As Witness is an exhibition of photographic portraits of a diverse group of contemporary women writers, celebrating their ability to incite our imagination, to expand our vision, to investigate, and to document. Novelists, poets, journalists, and songwriters, these women of letters are also daughters of the Diaspora; cocoa, crimson, amber, ginger-toned. Their stories are born in tongues of Kreyòl, English, patois, Spanish, Twi, Gullah/Geechee. They use the pen to witness for their lives and the lives of those around them.

The Writers: Malaika Adero ■ Elizabeth Alexander ■ Tomika Anderson ■ asha bandele ■ Kristal Brent Zook ■ Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond ■ Raquel Cepeda ■ Kandia Crazy Horse ■ Edwidge Danticat ■ Tananarive Due ■ Coco Fusco ■ Carolina González ■ Karen Good Marable ■ Farah Jasmine Griffin ■ Tayari Jones ■ Juleyka Lantigua-Williams ■ Demetria L. Lucas ■ Dominga Martin ■ Kierna Mayo ■ Bernice L. McFadden ■ Nekesa Moody ■ jessica Care moore ■ Joan Morgan ■ Jill Nelson ■ Liza Jessie Peterson ■ Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts ■ Sonia Sanchez ■ Danyel Smith ■ Akiba Solomon ■ Esperanza Spalding ■ Mecca Jamilah Sullivan ■ Susan L. Taylor ■ Hanifah Walidah ■ Terrie Williams ■ Ibi Aanu Zoboi ■ Nana Camille Yarbrough

Skylight Gallery
1368 Fulton Street
(between Brooklyn & New York Avenues in Bed-Stuy)
Brooklyn, New York 11216
"A" or "C" train to Nostrand Avenue

Presented with The Institute for Research in African-American Studies of Columbia University (IRAAS)/Towards An Intellectual History of Black Women Project

With special thanks April R. Silver of AKILA WORKSONGS, Inc.

For more information, contact the gallery at 718.636.6949 or 646.573.2422. www.restorationplaza.org