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Intimacy and Empire: West-Indian Women and Overlapping Diasporas in Post-Colonial Nigeria
February 11, 2021 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Power, Conflict and Ideas Speaker Series presents Dr. Judith A. Byfield, professor at Cornell University, for her talk, Intimacy and Empire: West-Indian Women and Overlapping Diasporas in Post-Colonial Nigeria.
About the talk:
The talk draws from her new research project, Curry Goat and Gari: West Indian Women in 20th Century Lagosian Society. Men and women from the Caribbean forged a long history of migration and contributed significantly to the intellectual and material understanding of diaspora. This project focuses on English-speaking Caribbean women who migrated to Nigeria as wives of Nigerian men. The vast majority of these women met their husbands in Britain or Canada. This research project explores how these women contributed to new patterns and conceptions of diaspora formation in the post-colonial period through their marital and residential choices and how they defined and maintained their Caribbean identities.
This event is held online via Zoom. Meeting ID: 694 2634 6633 / Passcode: 760268