Saidiya Hartman & Arthur Jafa

Saidiya Hartman & Arthur Jafa

Saidiya Hartman’s new book, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval, delves into the lives of young black women in the early 20th century, exploring the forms of kinship and intimacy that created a revolution of black intimate life. Hartman joins filmmaker, artist, and award-winning cinematographer Arthur Jafa. In addition to creating acclaimed works such as the video essays The White Album and Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, Jafa has worked with collaborators ranging from Spike Lee and Julie Dash to Kanye West and Solange.

Coffee, tea and book signing with the author to follow.

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