About Annette Joseph-Gabriel

NBN Episodes hosted by Annette:

Tiffany Gill, "To Turn the Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism" (U Illinois Press, 2019)

July 5, 2019

To Turn the Whole World Over

Keisha Blain and Tiffany Gill

Annette Joseph-Gabriel talks with Tiffany Gill about the history of African American travel in the late twentieth century and its significance to Blac…

James Baldwin, "Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood" (Duke UP, 2018)

December 20, 2018

Little Man, Little Man

James Baldwin

This 2018 reprint of Little Man, Little Man exemplifies communal and collaborative textual production. The story was written by James Baldwin and illu…

Laila Amine, "Postcolonial Paris: Fictions of Intimacy in the City of Light" (U Wisconsin Press, 2018)

September 27, 2018

Postcolonial Paris

Laila Amine

At the heart of Laila Amine’s book is a crucial question: where is Paris? This question may be surprising for anyone who can readily point to the Fren…

Sami Schalk, "Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction" (Duke UP, 2018)

June 12, 2018

Bodyminds Reimagined

Sami Schalk

What do werewolves, enslaved women and immortal beings have in common? And how can they shed light on contemporary questions of ableism and police bru…

Koritha Mitchell, ed., "Iola Leroy Or, Shadows Uplifted" by Frances E.W. Harper (Broadview Editions, 2018)

April 20, 2018

Iola Leroy Or, Shadows Uplifted by Frances E.W. Harper

Koritha Mitchell

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s nineteenth-century novel Iola Leroy has not always been considered a core text in the canon of African American literat…

Jason Herbeck, "Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean" (Liverpool UP, 2017)

January 23, 2018

Architextual Authenticity

Jason Herbeck

What do gingerbread houses in Haiti teach us about the construction of identity in the French Caribbean? How do hurricanes and earthquakes reveal the …

Michel Leiris, "Phantom Africa" (Seagull Books, 2017)

December 20, 2017

Phantom Africa

Michel Leiris

Between 1931 and 1933, French writer Michel Leiris participated in a state-sponsored expedition to document the cultural practices of people in west a…

Stephane Robolin, "Grounds of Engagement: Apartheid-Era African American and South African Writing" (U Illinois Press, 2015)

November 30, 2017

Grounds of Engagement

Stephane Robolin

Writers have long created networks and connections by exchanging letters or writing back to one another in their poetry and fiction. Letters between E…

Regine Jean-Charles, "Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary" (OSU Press, 2014)

October 26, 2017

Conflict Bodies

Regine Michelle Jean-Charles

Regine Jean-Charles' Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary (Ohio State University Press, 2014) foregrounds…