Join us for the Schomburg’s Open House presentation of the new book, Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands, by Hazel V. Carby. The conversation features Gaiutra Bahadur (Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture), Saidiya Hartman (Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments), Jayna Brown (Babylon Girls: Black Women Performers and the Shaping of the Modern), Anne McClintock (Imperial Leather. Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest) and moderator Marisa J. Fuentes (Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive). Books will be available in the Schomburg Shop and a book signing will take place.
“Imperial Intimacies weaves the history of British imperialism together with the history of her family. Carby assembles a sprawling account of how imperialism—a web of social relations, labor markets, and trade networks—conditions private feeling. The resulting narrative is something like an affective history of the British Empire.” —New Yorker