Join Black Cultural Archives and alt-africa.com for a screening of The Pieces I Am. The film will be followed by a panel discussion which will include readings from some of Morrison's famous books by special guests Abiola Bello, Sandra A.Agard and Rosanna Amaka.
The Pieces I Am is an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel Prize winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to ʼ70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room — Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.
Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University.