May 20th, 2023 is Samuel Selvon’s 100th Birthday! Join us between May 22nd and May 29th for our next JWIL Twitter residency when Nalini Mohabir (@nene_mtl) will reflect on Samuel Selvon @ 100!
Samuel Selvon (b. May 20, 1923) was an important writer of his generation. His work explored questions of race, migration, diaspora, and postcolonialism. His life was also a transnational one lived between the Caribbean, England, and Canada. This weeklong JWIL Twitter residency reflects on some of the key themes in Selvon’s work and celebrates his important writings. It also serves as a digital correlative to a plenary panel that has been convened for the 2023 Canadian Association for Postcolonial Studies (formerly CACLALS) conference in Toronto from May 28 to 31, 2023. The panel, titled “Selvon @ 100”, celebrates Selvon’s life and work and will feature presentations by Cornel Bogle, Ronald Cummings, Nalini Mohabir (@nene_mtl) and Kris Singh (@Kris__Singh). Visit this link for details: http://caclals.ca/wp-content/
Nalini Mohabir is associate professor of Postcolonial Geographies at Concordia University, Montreal.