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Kaiama Glover

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Kaiama L. Glover is Ann Whitney Olin Professor of French and Africana Studies at Yale University. She has written extensively about francophone literature, gender, and postcoloniality in such works as A Regarded Self: Caribbean Womanhood and the Ethics of Disorderly Being and Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon, and she is the prize-winning translator of several works of prose fiction and non-fiction from French into English. She has edited volumes on Josephine Baker, Marie Chauvet, and Maryse Condé, and her current projects include an intellectual biography titled, For the Love of Revolution: René Depestre and the Poetics of a Radical Life. Her scholarly and translation work has been supported by fellowships at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris, the New York Public Library Cullman Center, the PEN/Heim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Mellon Foundation. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review and is the co-host of WRITING HOME | American Voices from the Caribbean. 

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