Giller Prize

Professor and novelist Cecil Foster is among the jurors of Canada’s Scotiabank Giller Prize. See also


Public Reading by Novelist Cecil Foster

October 28, 2014

Hallways Contemporary Art Center

National Post Review

On October 28th, 7:00pm at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center the Caribbean & Latin American Studies Masters Program is presenting Independence by Cecil Foster. The community is invited to celebrate a novel that encourages the reader to listen differently to a people’s story of home and progress.

Born in Bridgetown, Barbados, Cecil Foster is a journalist, novelist, and academic—a public intellectual who weaves stories about hope, social justice, and freedom. Influenced by writers such as Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, and Timoth Callender, Foster writes for a better world.

Foster’s awards and acknowledgements include: the 2008 John    Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award by the Canadian Sociology Association, and the 1996 Gordon Montador Award for the Best Canadian Book on Contemporary Social Issues. He is currently Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, and Associate Director of Canadian Studies in the Department of Transnational Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo


              Professor Cecil Foster, Director of Graduate Studies

                                       Talks about his latest novel

                                             ” Independence”



African and African Diasporic Film Festival

at the

Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library

1324 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, N.Y 14208


Saturdays, September 7, 14, 21,28, 2013


Hidden Colors, Dir. Tariq Nasheed

U.S., 2011, Documentary, DVD, 109 min., English

Saturday, September 7, 2-4 pm

Slave Ship Mutiny, Dirs. Joe Kennedy and Nic Young

U.S., 2010, Documentary, DVD, 53 min., English

Saturday, September 14, 2-4 pm

Tsotsi, Dir. Gavin Hood

South Africa, 2005, narrative, DVD, 94 min., Sotho, English, Afrikaans, Tswana, Zulu, Xhosa

Saturday, September 21, 2-4 pm

Sugar Cane Alley, Dir. Euzhan Palcy

Martinique, 2004, Narrative, DVD, 103 min., French with English Subtitles

Saturday, September 28, 2- 4 pm


Assistant Professor of African and African-American Studies, Toni Pressley-Sanon, will introduce and facilitate discussion of each film.

All Films are Free and Open to the Public

Sponsored by Department of Transnational Studies, University at Buffalo


Dr. Patrick Bellegarde-Smith

Professor emeritus and Oungan Asogwe


Thursday, September 12, 2013

4-6 pm

207 UB Commons

North Campus



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