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A Poetics of Inquiry: A Reading and Conversation with Tjawangwa Dema

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm | 25 February 2021
Online | Free

“Tjawangwa Dema’s poems are as bold, roving, and insistent as they are delicate and incisive.”—Tracy K. Smith, U.S. poet laureate

Don’t miss internationally acclaimed Motswana poet Tjawangwa Dema, as she reads from her prize-winning collections The Careless Seamstress and Mandible, and performs spoken word pieces from throughout her career, reflecting on life in Botswana, the United States, and England.

By foregrounding inquiry as a poetic practice, Dema invests the mundane with philosophy and ordinary beings with beauty while exploring ecopoetry, gender, race, disobedience, labour, mythology, and empathy.

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Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by Indra N. Mukhopadhyay (Writing Program). Co-sponsored by the Pan-African Student Association and the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs.

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Header Image courtesy of Tjawangwa Dema

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