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Challenging Coloniality in Travel Writing with Bani Amor via Zoom
September 13, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree – $124
Re-examine your approach to travel writing by identifying and challenging the coloniality embedded within the genre.
After centuries of exposure to travel literature written from a white, Western, and often cis-masculinist gaze, it’s near impossible for our writing to have not been influenced by these perspectives. As the genre was popularized by the onset of colonization by European expansionists, it can seem difficult to distinguish fresh ideas from stale ones, but it can also be liberating. In this workshop, we’ll trace this history within the genre as well as our interpersonal relationships to place in order to identify our unconscious biases and walk away with tools to approach travel writing with passion and realness.
Please note: The Altman POC Scholarships are free and given on a first come, first served basis. Please notify us right away if your plans change and you cannot attend the class. We will then reopen the slot so another student may register. Thank you in advance for this consideration.
Bani Amor is a gender/queer travel writer who explores the relationships between race, place, and power. Their work has appeared in CNN Travel, Fodor’s, AFAR, and Teen Vogue, and in Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity, and the upcoming Where We Stand: Brown and Black Voices Speak the Earth. Follow them on Twitter @bani_amor and on Instagram at @baniamor.
courtesy of Neha Gautam Photography