Jeffery Renard Allen

Jeffery Allen in Conversation with Bongani Kona

On Wednesday 31 May 2017, Chimurenga hosted an intimate dialogue and recording session with special guest Jeffery Renard Allen, facilitated by Bongani Kona.

American poet, essayist and novelist Jeffery Renard Allen is the author of five books, including the widely celebrated novel Song of the Shank (2014), which is a take on the life of Thomas Greene Wiggins, a nineteenth century African-American piano virtuoso and composer who performed under the stage name Blind Tom. Allen is also the author of two collections of poetry, and two other works of fiction. He is currently a professor of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.

Revisit the Chimurenga Session here, recorded live at our HQ in Cape Town.


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