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Frank B. Wilderson, III "Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid"

Apr-23-2010 12:00PM - 02:00PM

Wheeler 315 (Maude Fife Room)

Berkeley, CA

In 1995, a South African journalist informed Frank B. Wilderson III, one of only two black American members of the African National Congress (ANC), that President Nelson Mandela considered him "a threat to national security." Wilderson was asked to comment. Incognegro is that "comment." It is also his response to a question posed five years later by a student in a California university classroom: "How come you came back?" Incognegro chronicles Wilderson's life and work organizing with the twLF strikes in Berkeley in 1999, documenting the violent atrocities in apartheid South Africa of the early 1990s, and growing up with the Black Panthers in the early 1970s. Incognegro has won the American Book Award, the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award, the Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement of the Highest Order, and the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. Frank B. Wilderson III is a UC Berkeley alumnus and an associate professor of Drama and African American Studies at UC Irvine. ---- These events are free and open to the public. They will have light catering. Copies of the books will be sold and available for autograph at this event. Please forward this email to others you think might be interested. For more information about this event, please contact Omar Ricks at omarricks@gmail.com


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Wheeler 315 (Maude Fife Room)

Berkeley, CA

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