White Malice: The CIA and the Covert Recolonization of Africa is a book that dives into the archives, revealing new, shocking details of America’s covert program in Africa. The CIA crawled over the continent, poisoning the hopes of 1958 with secret agents and informants; surreptitious UN lobbying; cultural infiltration and bribery; assassinations and coups. As the colonizers moved out, the Americans swept in—with bitter consequences that reverberate in Africa to this day. Celebrate the paperback release of White Malice with Susan Williams and Dan Magaziner in conversation.
Join Windham-Campbell Prize director Michael Kelleher for a conversation with Darran Anderson, Percival Everett, Ling Ma, and dg nanouk okpik about their journeys to becoming writers.
Erica R. Edwards moderates a conversation about Black feminist authorship with 2023 Windham-Campbell Prize recipients Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Jasmine Lee-Jones, and Dominique Morisseau.
Co-hosted by the Black Feminist Collective at Yale University.
Yale University President Peter Salovey presents the 2023 awards in drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and legendary music critic Greil Marcus delivers the annual Windham-Campbell Lecture “Why I Write.”
Marcus will be introduced by Daphne Brooks, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Music at Yale.
The lecture will also be livestreamed on the Windham-Campbell YouTube channel.
Join us for a conversation with Matthew Jacobson (co-director of the Yale Public Humanities Program and the Sterling Professor of American Studies, History & African American Studies at Yale) and Robin D. G. Kelley (the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at the University of California, Los Angeles) on Professor Jacobson’s new book, “Dancing Down the Barricades: Sammy Davis Jr. and the Long Civil Rights Era, A Cultural History” (University of California Press, 2023).
Join us for free food and music as we welcome the 2023 recipients to campus! Free food from Taquería Tlaxcala, Caseus Cheese Truck, Big Green Truck Pizza, and The Cannoli Truck. Performance by the Yootây Singers and music by DJ Shay.
The 2023 Windham-Campbell Prize recipients will be in residence on Yale’s campus from September 19-22 for a multi-day international literary festival during which they will share their work, engage in conversation on a range of subjects, and celebrate reading and the written word with the New Haven community.
The festival will feature a keynote address by American cultural critic and music journalist Greil Marcus.
The full schedule of talks, discussions, and readings is available at windhamcampbell.org.
The annual Windham-Campbell Prizes Festival closing event returns, featuring short readings by the 2023 recipients.
The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil, based on the book Color Bar by Susan Williams.
Co-hosted by the Whitney Humanities Center.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs, a self-described Queer Black Troublemaker and Black Feminist Love Evangelist, recently completed a biography of the OG Queer Black Troublemaker, poet Audre Lorde. Join her for a trip through the poet’s life and a blessing including original archival materials from the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library.