Decolonial Daughter. A reading by Lesley-Ann Brown.
January 5th 2017, 5 -7 pm.
| meter | Henrik Rungs Gade 25, 2200 Copenhagen N
Lesley-Ann Brown is a Trinidadian-American author, freelance journalist, activist and poet. Her recent work examines methods of decolonial narratives fused with political activism. She’s one of the co-founders of Say It Loud, a spoken word-poetry collective, consisting of Black women poets in Copenhagen, Denmark. Say It Loud is now the R.A.M. Poetry collective (Random Access Memory). Brown has been featured and invited to participate in a range of events, including BE.BOP 2016 Black Europe Body Politics, in Berlin and Copenhagen, and she was one of the panelists in and organizers for the first ever Women of Color Panel in Denmark. She’s currently working on a memoir entitled ‘Decolonial Daughter’, to be published in the UK in 2018 by Repeater Books.
As part of the opening event for the group exhibition Unraveling’s, Lesley-Ann Brown will be reading from a series of works, started upon when she first moved to Copenhagen 18 years ago from Brooklyn. The reading will be a mix of poetry and prose that includes poems from her two volumes of poetry, entitled: The Organist’s Daughter and Black Girls On Mars, named after her now-retired blog of the same name. She approaches different subjects in her poetry, such as: home, womanhood, migration and identity.