The Transformative Potential of Imoinda: An Interview with Joan Anim-Addo

Published: May 1, 2015
Imoinda creolization opera Caribbean hybridity
Lisa Marchi
Joan Anim-Addo

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Lisa Marchi, University of Trento

Lisa Marchi holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of Trento. She has conducted research at UCLA, McGill University, and at the JFK Institute of the Free University in Berlin. Her research interests include contemporary Arab diasporic literature, gender studies, critical theory, philosophy, ethics, and interculturality. Her article “Ghosts, Guests, Hosts: Rethinking ‘Illegal’ Migration and Hospitality Through Arab Diasporic Literature” has recently appeared in Comparative Literature Studies

Joan Anim-Addo, Goldsmiths, University of London
Joan Anim-Addo is Professor of Caribbean Literature and Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is Director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies. Her publications include the libretto, Imoinda (2008); poetry, Janie Cricketing Lady (2006); and literary history, Touching the Body: History, Language and African-Caribbean Women’s Writing (2007). Her co-edited books include Interculturality and Gender (2009), I am Black, White, Yellow: An Introduction to the Black Body in Europe (2007). She is co-editor of the Feminist ReviewSpecial Issues, ‘Affect and Creolisation’ (2013) and ‘Black British Feminisms’ (2014). She is co-editing ‘UNCHAINING SELVES: The Power of the Neo-Slave Narrative Genre’ (Callaloo). 
Brathwaite, Kamau. “The Love Axel/1: (Developing a Caribbean Aesthetic (1962-1974). BIM, vol. xvi, no. 61 (June 1977): 53-65.
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