Vijay Prashad: Reflecting on a Decade of the Karma of Brown Folk

On the tenth anniversary of the publication of his celebrated work The Karma of Brown Folk, Vijay Prashad traces his intellectual  journey from that work to his newly released Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today (New Press, 2012), which reframes The Karma of Brown Folk’s pivotal question (“How does it feel to be a solution?”) to consider post-9/11 paranoia, the rise of South Asian Americans in the Republican Party, and South Asian migrant laborers in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 4 pm – 6 pm

CUNY Graduate Center Room 9204

Free and open to the public

VIJAY PRASHAD is a Professor of International Studies at Trinity College (Hartford). His most recent books are Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today (New Press), Arab Spring, Libyan Winter (AK Press) and [with Qalandar Bux Memon and Madiha Tahir] Dispatches from Pakistan (Leftword Books). He writes regularly for Counterpunch, Frontline and Asia
Organized by AsianAmericanists@CUNY

Generously co-sponsored by: The Office of the President, The American Studies Certificate Program,
and The Mellon Committee on Globalization and Social Change, CUNY Graduate Center; Hunter College Asian American Studies Program, AAARI: CUNY Asian American/Asian Research Institute; NYU A/P/A Institute.

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