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Vagabond Voices: In Conversation with Emma Dabiri and Karl Geary
July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Emma Dabiri is a teaching fellow in the Africa department at SOAS and a Visual Sociology PhD researcher at Goldsmiths. She has been published in a number of anthologies – alongside such post-colonial heavyweights as Homi Bhabha and Achille Mbembe – academic journals, as well as the international press. A regular BBC face she presented ‘Back in Time Brixton’ (BBC2), ‘Britain’s Lost Masterpieces’ (BBC4), as well as the sociological experiment ‘Is Love Racist?’ (Ch4). Most recently, she hosted Radio 4’s critically-acclaimed documentary ‘Journeys into Afro-futurism’. Her hair has been disappointing people since birth. She is author of Don’t Touch My Hair, and Twisted; The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture.
Karl Geary was born in Dublin, and moved to New York City at age sixteen. He has worked as a script writer (Coney Island Baby), and an actor (Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet, and Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall), and has adapted and directed Dorothy Parker’s ‘You Were Perfectly Fine’ for the screen. His novel Montpelier Parade was selected as a Book of the Year in 2017 in the Irish Times and The Times and was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. He lives in Glasgow with his wife and daughter.
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