Revolution 1/13: The Congress of Black Writers and Artists


Past Event

Revolution 1/13: The Congress of Black Writers and Artists

September 22, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jerome Greene Annex, 410 W. 117 St., New York, NY 10027

Please join Professors Biodun Jeyifo and Bernard E. Harcourt for the first seminar of this year's Revolution 13/13 seminar series. This session will focus on the Congress of Black Writers and Artists.

Please RSVP here. Readings, blog posts, and resources can be found on the Revolution 1/13 page.

Readings include:

Princes and Powers” [1985] by James Baldwin

Indonesian Notebook” by Richard Wright

Inside and Outside the Whale, ‘Bandung’, ‘Rwanda’, Postcolonial Studies” by Biodun Jeyifo

In the Wake of Colonialism and Modernity” by Biodun Jeyifo

English is an African Language – Ka Dupe” by Biodun Jeyifo

Materials from the Paris, Rome, and Bandung Conferences.


These seminars will be hybrid. They will be in-person at the Jerome Greene Annex for Columbia University affiliates with CUID and Green Passes. Zoom and livestream will be available for non-CU affiliates. Due to Columbia University COVID restrictions, we will be checking Green Passes at the door. Please RSVP to receive all links and information.

Contact Information

Fonda Shen