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Igiaba Scego's Book The Color Line
Friday, October 14, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Igiaba Scego, Sara Serpa

Join us for a conversation between the Italian author Igiaba Scego and Portuguese musician Sara Serpa about the creative process of transforming artworks, from visual to literary and literary to musical. Sara Serpa's musical piece "Encounters and Collisions," which will be performed on October 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the Nelson Music Room, is inspired by Igiaba Scego's memoir La mia casa è dove sono (My Home is Where I am). Igiaba Scego's novel The Color Line, which was just published in English translation, portrays the journey of Lafanu Brown, a character inspired by the African American visual artists Sarah Parker Redmond and Edmonia Lewis. What challenges and opportunities do these adaptations across media present?

Where: The Pink Parlor in East Duke Building on East Campus