Elizabeth Nunez, Boundaries
Wednesday November 9, 2011
We celebrated the release of Elizabeth Nunez's new book Boundaries with her publisher Akashic Books. Elizabeth Nunez read from her new book, and discussed it with Professor Donette Francis.
Want to learn more about Boundaries? Check out the NY Times review.
Elizabeth Nunez is the award-winning author of seven novels. Her recent Anna-In-Between was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and won the 2010 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award and the 2010 Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers and Barnes & Noble. Her other novels include Prospero’s Daughter (2006 Florida Center for the Literary Arts One Book, One Community selection, 2006 Novel of the Year for Black Issues Book Review) and Bruised Hibiscus (American Book Award winner). Nunez was executive producer for the Emmy-nominated TV series Black Writers in America. She is a Distinguished Professor at Hunter College, CUNY, where she teaches creative writing. She divides her time between Amityville, New York, and Brooklyn.
Donette Francis received her PhD in American Studies from New York University, and is currently an Associate Professor of English at Binghamton University. Her research and teaching interests include Caribbean Literary and Cultural Studies, African Diaspora Studies, Globalization and Transnational Feminist Studies, and Theories of Sexuality and Citizenship. Her first book, Fictions of Feminine Citizenship: Sexuality and the Nation in Contemporary Caribbean Literature, situates Elizabeth Nunez’ writings alongside other Caribbean feminist writers who center women and sexuality in regional histories of colonialism and anti-colonial nationalisms. Her published articles appear in numerous journals including: Small Axe: A Journal of Caribbean Criticism, Research in African Literatures and Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noir.