Special Reading with Carina Ray

Special Reading with Carina Ray

In our second public event for 2018, Writers Project of Ghana presents author Carina Ray, associate professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University, at a public reading and interaction.

This will take place from 6.30 PM at the Writers Project of Ghana office, Haatso, Accra, on Friday, 23rd February, 2018.

Carina Ray is a scholar of race and sexuality, comparative colonialisms and nationalisms, migration and maritime history and the relationship between race, ethnicity, and political power. Carina’s research is primarily focused on Ghana and its diasporas.

Carina is the author of the book Crossing the Color Line: Race, Sex, and the Contested Politics of Colonialism in Ghana, winner of the American Historical Association's 2016 Wesley-Logan Book Prize, the African Studies Association's 2017 Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize, and finalist for the United Kingdom African Studies Association's Fage and Oliver Book Prize.

Carina's new book project, a trilogy, engages conceptions of blackness, the body, and human difference, as well as processes of race making and identity transformation across the precolonial, colonial, and post-independence periods in Ghana. She is also the editor of the newly established Cambridge University Press book series, African Identities, editor of Ghana Studies, and member of the Board of Editors of The American Historical Review and History in Africa.

Join us as for an afternoon with Professor Carina Ray on February 23rd 2018 for an informative and interactive session. Copies of her books will be on sale.

Date: Friday, 23rd February, 2018

Time: 6.30 PM - 8.00 PM

Venue: WPG Office, Haatso, Accra.

Admittance is Free.

(Third junction to the right along the Agbogba - Ashongman Road, heading from Agbogba junction towards Ashongman).

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