Event | Lecture

Conciencia-Afro | Black and Diaspora Women’s Literature | Deborah Ekoka

March 31st, 2022 , 12:30pm EDT/ 6:30pm Madrid
The event will be ONLINE and in SPANISH.

Madrid-based collective Conciencia-Afro offers this Seminar Series to make visible the racial issue of Afro-descendants in Spain, a point of view which has received little attention so far in Spain and needs to be addressed urgently.
More information here.

In this session Deborah Ekoka proposes a community reflection on a selection of literary works written by black women, both Afro-Spanish and from other parts of the world.

Deborah Ekoka. Cultural manager. Coordinator of United Minds, a bookshop focussed on Africa. Co-organizer of Conciencia-Afro festival in Madrid and Black Barcelona in Barcelona. Editor of Metamba Miago. Relatos y saberes de mujeres afroespañolas (2019). She gives talks and workshops on Afro-Spanish culture.

Conciencia Afro was founded in the context of the Festival Afroconciencia 2016, as a group for collective thinking and action with the mission to raise consciousness within the Afro-descendant community in Spain about the need to reclaim participation in political and cultural institutions. From this position, they support independence, creativity, and the promotion of cultural and social entrepreneurs from the community.

This series is produced by the Fundación Rey Juan Carlos of New York University with support from the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Hemispheric Institute, the Center for the Humanities, and the Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora at NYU as well as NYU Madrid.