NYU Black Renaissance Noire Spring 2015 - Page 176

Contributors Ayi Kwei Armah is one of the greatest living African novelists. His novels include The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (1968) and Fragment (1971). The essay “Remembering the Dismembered Continent” appears in this issue of Black Renaissance Noire is also the title of his seminal collection of essays. He lives in Popenguine, Senegal. Ahmed Bedjaoui is currently professor of cinema at University of Algiers in Algeria and former president of the Algerian Film Fund. He worked as an advisor/ consultant for the cinema department of the international event “Tlemcen, Capital of Islamic Culture 2011,” and was producer of the feature film Dib, the Stolen Memory. Bedjaoui is recognized for being a chronicler for many newspapers and having written hundreds of articles in national and international newspapers. Catherine Bowman is from El Paso, Texas. She is the author of 1-800-HOT-RIBS, Rock Farm, Notarikon, The Plath Cabinet, Can I Finish, Please? (forthcoming in 2016) and the editor of Word of Mouth, Poems featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. She lives on a farm in Bloomington, Indiana, and teaches creative writing and literature at Indiana University. Born in Barbados, Caribbean poet and scholar Edward Kamau Brathwaite was educated at Harrison College in Barbados and Pembroke College in Cambridge. He earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Sussex. Using “nation language” as well as linguistic and typographic innovation, Brathwaite composes poems that deftly parse the connected strands of postcolonial, historical, and personal inquiry. Co-founder of the Caribbean Artists Movement, Brathwaite is the author of numerous collections of poetry. His honors include the Casa de las Americas Prize for Literary Criticism, as w V