Cine Lab, 234 W. Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601 Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 4:00pm Lecture A specialist in the field of Africana Studies, Maboula Soumahoro has conducted research and taught in the United States and France. Currently associate professor in the English Department of the University of Tours and resident at Villa Albertine in Atlanta, she is the author of Le Triangle et l’Hexagone, réflexions sur une identité noire (La Découverte, 2021), newly translated into English by Kaiama L. Glover as Black Is the Journey, Africana the Name (Polity, 2021). Soumahoro will discuss her groundbreaking work with Rachel Gabara and Lesley Feracho, faculty members in UGA’s Department of Romance Languages, African Studies Institute, and Institute for African American Studies, followed by a question and answer session. (Use code POL21 at politybooks.com for 20% off the e-book or paperback versions of Black is the Journey.) Please see Ciné's COVID safety policy at https://www.athenscine.com/covid. This event is presented as part of the 2022 Global Georgia Initiative public events series of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.