...in this white-man world you got to take yuh mouth and make a gun.
A third of the way down page 237 of Brown Girl, Brownstones, Paule Marshall describes a city sky with the words diamonds, flung, and profligate (or recklessly wasteful—Queen Paule Marshall’s vocabulary ain’t to be messed with!). Session Three pays homage to the haphazard scattering of African people during the diaspora, and in addition to celebrating Haitian, Barbadian, and African-American writers, honors a Palestinian voice. It remembers that the Palestinian struggle is the Black struggle and in solidarity, reaches across continents to span decades and generations. Revolutionary daughters will be gifted with the perspective and guidance of the author of A Curious Land, Susan Muaddi Darraj, who will facilitate the rare art study and support their formulation of spoken, written and digital products. The ideas and emotions earned promise to be inspired by the session's complete list of transformational readings:
A Curious Land: Stories from Home
Susan Muaddi Darraj
Breath, Eyes, Memory
Brown Girl, Brownstones
"Men Be Either Or, But Never Enough"
Andria Nacina Cole