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Kosmopolis Programme 2023

Colson Whitehead

Harlem resonances


Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead will discuss his work and his latest novel, The Rhythm of Harlem, with writer and translator Míriam Cano.

"I keep writing about New York. I think if I figure out New York, I will stop talking about it," says Colson Whitehead of his city. In Harlem Shuffle, he returns to it in a noir, historical or, perhaps, satirical novel because the literary genre is not a limit for Whitehead. It is, instead, the basis on which he builds and expands his literary universe. 

Whitehead again demonstrates his mastery in taking a chapter of African-American history in the United States and bringing to the forefront the class inequalities and racial discrimination that still dominate American society today. He does so by showing us his characters’ journey to overcome the desperation and brutality in which they are forced to live.

Participants: Colson Whitehead, Míriam Cano

This activity is part of Kosmopolis Programme 2023

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Colson Whitehead

Harlem resonances

El autor Colson Whitehead habla con la escritora y traductora Míriam Cano sobre su obra y su última novela, El ritmo de Harlem, una novela sobre desigualdades de clase y la discriminación racial que aún hoy dominan la sociedad estadounidense.

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