Grace Aneiza Ali (editor), Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora, Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, October 2020. 232 Pages, 72 color illustrations, 8 x 10 inches.
Grace Aneiza Ali • Khadija Benn • Sandra Brewster • Erika DeFreitas • Ingrid Griffith • Natalie Hopkinson • Serena Hopkinson • Dominique Hunter • Maria del Pilar Kaladeen • Maya Mackrandilal Suchitra Mattai • Christie Neptune • Grace Nichols • Keisha Scarville • Michelle Joan Wilkinson
- Domenic Rotundo, OPB Blog, On Liminal Spaces, June 19, 2020
Fall 2020 Upcoming ‘Liminal Spaces’ Events
✓ 1. Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 2 pm PST | 5 pm EST (online)
On AiR: Join Lux Art Institute for a panel discussion about diasporic experiences from women’s perspectives. Curator Grace Aneiza Ali is joined by artists Suchitra Mattai and Claudia Cano in a conversation about the liminal spaces created when people and cultures are left behind. Moderated by Guusje Sanders, Associate Curator, Lux Art Institute.
✓ 2. Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 6 pm EST (online)
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, Institute of African American Affairs, and Center for Black Visual Culture, New York University, New York City, USA
Indian Narratives of Migration in the Guyanese Diaspora: Join Grace Aneiza Ali (NYU Art & Public Policy), editor of Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora, and contributors, artists Maya Mackrandilal and Suchitra Mattai and writer Maria del Pilar Kaladeen for a conversation, moderated by Professor Aisha Khan (NYU Anthropology), on Indian narratives of migration in the Guyanese Diaspora and the role of art in telling our migration stories.
✓ 3. Sunday, November 8, 2020 | 6 pm EST (online) *
Separate Sundays: Christie Neptune, currently a Visual Arts Resident of Pioneer Works, reads “Memories from Yonder,” her chapter in Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora for Separate Sundays a monthly collaboration with 8ball Radio.
✓ 4. Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 8 am PST | 11 am EST | 4 pm GMT (online) *
Open Book Publishers presents a conversation exploring global Guyanese narratives of migration and the role of art in telling women’s migration stories. Moderated by journalist Carinya Sharples, the Contributors share, through their art, photography, poetry, memoir-essays and curatorial practices, how their experiences of migration from Guyana to global metropolises of London, New York, Toronto, and beyond have indelibly shaped their lives.
With Contributors: Grace Aneiza Ali, Grace Nichols, Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, Natalie Hopkinson, Serena Hopkinson, Ingrid Griffith, Christie Neptune, Suchitra Mattai, Michelle Joan Wilkinson, Erika DeFreitas, Sandra Brewster, Khadija Benn, Dominique Hunter.
✓ 5. Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 6 pm EST (online) *
Curators in Conversation: A series dedicated to critical debate, dialogue, and engagement with curators of color committed to the artistic and cultural production of the Afro-Caribbean and its Diaspora. Alberta Whittle will be in conversation with Grace Aneiza Ali about on Ali’s new edited publication, Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora, which was inspired by the Liminal Space exhibition at CCCADI in 2017. Whittle and Ali will also dialogue about their shared priorities and agendas in their art and curatorial practices to center Caribbean Art and the work of Caribbean women artists.
✓ 6. Saturday, November 21, 2020 | 6:30 pm EST (online) *
2020 Indo-Caribbean Women’s Empowerment Summit, “Building Our Future: Love & Solidarity as the Pathway to Justice:” Jahajee Sisters present a VIRTUAL interdisciplinary event that convenes an intergenerational, multi-racial, gender-expansive group of people to envision and mobilize for solutions to gender justice in the Indo-Caribbean community and beyond.
With Contributors: Grace Aneiza Ali, Maya Mackrandilal, Christie Neptune and Dominique Hunter. Moderated by Rashida Abuwala, SAWCC Board Member.
✓ 7. Sunday, November 29, 2020 | 9 am EST | 2 pm GMT (online)*
Join Guyana Speaks (UK) for a conversation on Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora. Editor Grace Aneiza Ali (New York City, US) is joined by writer and scholar Maria del Pilar Kaladeen (London, UK) and photographer Khadija Benn (Georgetown, Guyana).
8. Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 6 pm EST (online)*
Women and Gender Studies Institute and Caribbean Studies, University of Toronto and the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada
The city of Toronto possesses one of the largest and oldest Guyanese diasporas outside of Guyana. Women and Gender Studies, Caribbean Studies (University of Toronto) and the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (York University) present a conversation exploring the Guyanese-Canadian narratives of migration and the role of art in telling women’s migration stories featured in the new book, Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora. The conversation will include Grace Aneiza Ali, Sandra Brewster, Erika DeFreitas, Suchitra Mattai, Natalie Hopkinson and Serena Hopkinson.
2021 Upcoming Events
February 2021 | 6:30 pm EST (online)*
A virtual celebration of the new book, Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora featuring the book’s Contributors, and Guyanese of note as special guests, including NY State Legislators Senator Roxanne Persaud and Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman. Moderated by Karen Wharton, Brooklyn-based Guyanese-American Political Consultant.
Friday, March 5, 2021 | 5 pm EST (online)*
Parrish Art Museum | Water Mill, New York
March 2021 (online)*
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute | Abu Dhabi, UAE
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (online)*
Annual International Conference on Indentureship and its Legacies, Ameena Gafoor Institute | London, UK
*links and details forthcoming