A Particular Kind of Black Man with Tope Folarin

Oct 26, 2021, 7:30 pm

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Southern Utah University is excited to host Tope Folarin, author of A Particular Kind of Black Man, and Jeron Braxton, director of Octane.

Venue: Student Theater, Sharwan Smith Student Center, SUU

Tope Folarin is a Nigerian-American writer based in Washington, DC. He won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013 and was shortlisted once again in 2016. He was also recently named to the Africa39 list of the most promising African writers under 40. He was educated at Morehouse College and the University of Oxford, where he earned two Masters degrees as a Rhodes Scholar. He is the author of A Particular Kind of Black Man.

Octane (Sundance Film Fest 2019)
By Jeron Braxton | 2017 | 6 min | Short
A man's street race through hell and back parallels the black experience in America.

Jeron Braxton is a young, self-taught, award-winning animator making waves worldwide. His work reflects life through a black American lens using surreal ’90s video-game aesthetics. Follow Jeron’s work on Facebook (@jeron.braxton) and Twitter (@JeronBraxton)

This program is made possible with support from the Sundance Film Institute, SUU and Utah Humanities.

SUU Multicultural Center

PO Box 9379
Cedar City , UT 84720-2498
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Event Contact:

Donielle Savoie