Jamaican-born Ifeona Fulani holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in Comparative Literature, both from New York University. She is author of a novel, Seasons of Dust (1997); a collection of short stories titled Ten Days in Jamaica, (Peepal Tree Press, 2012); an edited volume of essays titled Archipelagos of sound: Transnational Caribbeanities, Women and Music (University of West Indies Press, 2012); a children’s story titled Visitors and a screenplay based on a novel by James Baldwin, titled On Beale Street. She has published short stories in the Beacon’s Best anthology series, in Small Axe, and in Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noir and scholarly articles in Small Axe, Anthurium and Frontiers: A journal of Women’s Studies. She has taught fiction workshops in the US, the UK and France and she currently teaches in the Global Cultures and Writing and Concentrations in the Liberal Studies Program at New York University.
This series celebrates the literature written by women across the African Diaspora (African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latina, Afro-European, Afro-Asian, and continental African). Past readers include Opal Palmer Adisa, Keisha-Gaye Anderson, Jacqueline Bishop, Pamela Booker, Merle Collins, Carole Boyce Davies, Bridget Davis, Monica A. Hand, Ifeona Fulani, Monica Hand, Linda Susan Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Jacqueline Johnson, Tayari Jones, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Diana McCaulay, Rosalind McLymont, Pam Mordecai, Elizabeth Nunez, Ebele Oseye, Cicely Rodway, Danyel Smith, Patricia Smith, Gammy Singer, Martha Southgate, Patricia Spears-Jones, Eisa Ulen, and Tiphanie Yanique.
The series is moderated by Celesti Colds Fechter, associate dean for Academic Services, The New School for Public Engagement.
This series continues on April 4th, 2013 with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and on May 2, 2013 with JP Howard.