Skylight Gallery - Her Word as Witness: Women Writers of the African Diaspora

Sonia Sanchez, poet
Sonia Sanchez, poet
Now- March 31, 2012

Her Word As Witness: Women Writers of the African Diaspora will open at the Skylight Gallery, December 1, 2011. The exhibit will feature 35 photographic portraits by Brooklyn-based photographer, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, of some of today's most compelling writers, along with excerpts from their works. Those featured, include award-winning Haitian novelist and essayist Edwidge Danticat; who the New York Times credits with increasing America's understanding of the Haitian immigrant; President Barack Obama's inaugural poet, Elizabeth Alexander; soul-stirring, singer-songwriter-bassist and Grammy award recipient, Esperanza Spalding and 32 other equally noteworthy literary and performance giants. The exhibition will promote a personal and community dialogue about the artists, race, sexism, literature, love and other issues. The exhibit is ideal for the seasonal holidays for family and group outings and will be on display for Christmas, Kwanzaa, Black History Month and Women's History month. For more information or to book visits, call 718-636-6949.

Skylight Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday from 11AM to 6PM and on Saturday from 1PM to 6PM

Her Word As Witness: Sonia Sanchez speaks. from Hanif Abdur-Rahim on Vimeo.

The Institute for Research in African-American Studies of Columbia University (IRAAS)/Towards An Intellectual History of Black Women