Saidiya Hartman and Carmen Maria Machado - 92Y, New York

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Saidiya Hartman and Carmen Maria Machado

Introductions by Farah Jasmine Griffin and Ethan Nosowsky
Saidiya Hartman and Carmen Maria Machado

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments is the new work of history and literary imagination from award-winning scholar Saidiya Hartman. “A series of adventure stories that takes the reader through the travails and triumphs of a multitude of black women as they navigate the perilous path of self-discovery at the turn of the twentieth century, Wayward Lives breaths glorious life into true survival tales with the precision and invention of a master storyteller,” wrote Lynn Nottage. Carmen Maria Machado’s new experimental memoir is In the Dream House—“a genre-bending meditation on the eclipse of knowledge and intuition by the narcotic light of a destructive bond that feels like love,” wrote Melissa Broder.

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