Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African-American Imagination
A Lecture by Richard Price, from William and Mary College
Tuesday, March 10, 20094:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Richard Price is a leading scholar of Caribbean maroon communities, the culture and aesthetics of the Saramaka of Surinam, and theorists of creolization, colonialism, primitivism and modernism.
Richard Price's books include First-Time: The Historical Vision of an Afro-American People (winner of the Elsie Clews Parson Prize of the American Folklore Society), Alabi's World (winner of the J. I. Staley Prize in Anthropology, the Albert J. Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association, and the Gordon K. Lewis Memorial Prize of the Caribbean Studies Association), and The Convict and the Colonel: A Story of Colonialism, Resistance, and Memory in the Caribbean, 2006. His newest book is Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination (University of Chicago Press, 2008), which won the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing.
Richard and Sally Price have written, among other books, Afro-American Arts of the Suriname Rain Forest, 1980; Caribbean Contours, 1985; Enigma Variations: A Novel, 1995, a mystery about forgery in the ethnographic art market; Maroon Arts: Cultural Vitality in the African Diaspora, 1999; Les Marrons, 2003; The Root of Roots; Or, How Afro-American Anthropology Got Its Start, 2003; and Romare Bearden: The Caribbean Dimension, 2006
Cost : Free and open to the public
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, The UCLA Mellon Seminar on Caribbean Cultural History, the UCLA Mellon Seminar in Black Atlantic Studies Seminar