Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

A Reading by Jamaica Kincaid

November 13th, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 PM

Dixon Hall, Uptown Campus

In a career spanning four decades, Jamaica Kincaid has become one of the most distinctive voices in American letters. Her works of non fiction include “ A Small Place” (1986), “My Brother” (1997), “Talk Stories” (2001), “My Garden Book” (2001), and “Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalayas” (2001). Her published fiction include the novels Annie John (1985), Lucy (1990), The Autobiography of My Mother (1995), Mr. Potter (2002) and, her latest, See Now Then (2013). She has received, among other awards, the Guggenheim Award for Fiction and the Prix Femina Etranger. She is Professor of African and African American Studies and literature at Harvard University.

Sponsored by: Honors Program as well as Newcomb College Institute, the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, Housing & Residence Life, the School of Continuing Studies, English, African & African Diaspora Studies, Communication, Shuttles and Transportation, Student Affairs/Office of Multicultural Affairs.


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Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

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Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164.