Transition hosts Tope Folarin, Nov. 5th
Transition and the Harvard Book Store are pleased to welcome TOPE FOLARIN, the winner of the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing. Folarin's winning story, 'Miracle,' was published in Transition #109.
According to the Washington Post, “With the prize, Folarin gained instant legitimacy, but his achievement also spurred a conversation in the literary world about the boundaries of the far-flung African diaspora and what it means to be an African writer.” This conversation, moderated by Prof. Jacob Olupona, will continue at our event as Folarin addresses this question and reads from the novel from which ‘Miracle’ was excerpted.
Born in Africa and bred in the diaspora, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling, most curious ideas about race. Since its founding in Uganda in 1961, the magazine has kept apace of the rapid transformation of the black world and has remained a leading forum of intellectual debate. Now, in an age that demands ceaseless improvisation, it aims to be both an anchor of deep reflection on black life and a map charting new routes through the globalized world. Transition is a publication of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, published three times annually by Indiana University Press.