Rajiv Mohabir: Translating Migrations as Poetic Act

In this live virtual talk, Rajiv Mohabir will discuss the life of the indenture trade in the Western hemisphere and how this labor history has affected concepts of home and belonging. In these multiple migrations and histories India connects with Guyana, Trinidad, Salem, New York, and Florida. Through a poetic journey mooring the only firsthand account of indentured labor from the Anglophone Caribbean to his current practice he will show how survival and resistance emerge in a poetry of naming the unnameable. Register here. This event is part of the Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site 2020 Virtual Fall Lecture Series. For information on the complete series, visit here