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Book Launch: Tess Chakkalakal and Ken Warren

  • 5/1/2014 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Location: Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room
  • Event Type: Reception

Book Launch: Tess Chakkalakal and Ken Warren

Join us as we celebrate the publication of Jim Crow, Literature, and the Legacy of Sutton E. Griggs, edited by Bowdoin's Associate Professor of Africana Studies and English - Tess Chakkalakal, and Ken Warren, the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English at the University of Chicago. 

Jim Crow, Literature, and the Legacy of Sutton E. Griggs examines the wide scope of Grigg's influence on African American literature and politics at the turn of the twentieth century.
Contributors engage Grigg's five novels and his numerous works of nonfiction, as well as his publishing and religious careers. By taking up Grigg's work, these essays open up a new historical perspective on African American literature and the terms that continue to shape American political thought and culture.