Monday, April 4, 2011

Week #9: Required Reading

There is a continued conversation between artists of color who explore the permeable boundaries of identity- especially between Black artists and Latino artists.  I find it to be a verbal Venn diagram in which politicized notions of blackness overlap and/or repel cultural distinctions, language, skin color, and hair texture.  Being the friends and colleagues that we are, Elia and I participate fully in this dialogue.  I think this might have influenced her selection of The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao as my assigned text.  Beautifully written, with the dopest footnotes ever, the story is already populating my dreams...

That's Jesus Christ mistake, I need science to fix it. 

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