In our new series ‘Current Literary Affairs’ the SLAA, Bijlmerparktheater and Read My World investigate the international literary discourse. In this preview of the Read My World 2017 Black USA festival we invite Colson Whitehead and Yaa Gyasi to the Netherlands. On January 22 Colson Whitehead will be talking to Nancy Jouwe, specialist in gender, ethnicity and postcolonial studies. We organize this program in collaboration with Atlas Contact.
Colson Whitehead is a writer from New York. He wrote six novels, including his debut The Intuitionist (1999) and the National Book Award-winning The Underground Railroad.
The Underground Railroad was:
#1 New York Times Bestseller
#1 Time Magazine Book of the Year
#1 Amazon Book of the Year