Let The World Move: Speculative Fiction From the Periphery

Saturday, May 4 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Literary
  • Race/Identity

Lesley Nneka Arimah, Alice Sola Kim, Carmen Maria Machado, moderated by Namwali Serpell

“I stood at the border, stood at the edge and claimed it as central,” Toni Morrison said, “Claimed it as central, and let the rest of the world move over to where I was.” First and second-generation immigrant writers Lesley Nneka Arimah, Alice Sola Kim, Carmen Maria Machado, and Namwali Serpell tackle the mysterious, the wild, the terrifying, and the magical in their speculative fiction. With rich and enthralling work that defies convention, they are creating a cultural shift in the literary landscape.

Veterans Memorial Building - Auditorium

Presented by the UC Berkeley English Department and the Peripheral Futures Working Group; also with the support of Women Lit members