In this virtual reading and discussion, Baba Badji will present his recently published first collection of poems “Ghost Letters.” Badji is a Senegalese-American poet, translator, researcher, and doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature. “Ghost Letters” creates a ghost mother who becomes a presiding presence. His poetry explores what it means to be Senegalese, American and Black, as well as the bonds of Black people across the Black diaspora.
This is the inaugural season for the International Writers Series, a new collaboration between the International Writers track of the Program in Comparative Literature and the University Libraries at Washington University to celebrate new publications of creative works by writers and translators in the Washington University in St. Louis community. The discussions are moderated by Matthias Goeritz, Professor of Practice of Comparative Literature.
Free and open to all, pre-registration required.