Oklahoma Center for the Humanities looks forward to presenting a virtual talk with Dr. DaMaris Hill, author of the award-winning narrative-in-verse A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing. In the book, Hill traces the history of Black women freedom fighters in the US, from Harriet Tubman to Assata Shakur– from Ida B. Wells to Sandra Bland and Black Lives Matter. 30 free copies of Dr. Hill’s book + Humanities Center bookmarks will be given away to participants as part of the virtual talk.
Join us Thursday, September 17th from 7-8:00 pm.
More about Dr. Hill & A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing:
In this highly-acclaimed book, Dr. Hill honors the experiences of Black women by articulating the violence, scorn, despair, and isolation they endured to have their voices heard. She begins her book by discussing slavery and the Reconstruction-era South, and continues by underscoring the atrocities of Jim Crow and the realities of the prison industrial complex today.
“A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing” has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award, is a Publishers Weekly Top 10 History Title this season, is on Booklist’s Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction Titles, in BookRiot’s “50 Must-Read Poetry Collections,” and is one of Nylon and The Rumpus’s Most Anticipated Books of the Year.
DaMaris B. Hill, PhD is the author of A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage andJim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland, \Vi-zə-bəl\ \Teks-chərs\(Visible Textures).Similar to her creative process, Hill’s scholarly research is interdisciplinary. Hill is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Kentucky.
***30 free copies of Dr. Hill’s book will be given away to participants as part of this event***