Reading & Lecture "Did the American Media 'Create' Dreadlocks?"

A Reading from Bert Ashe’s Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles

Lecture with Prof. Bertram R. Ashe (University of Richmond, Virginia)

June 20, 2018 | 9–11 am
GWZ 2 5.16 (Beethovenstraße 15)

Please join us for a public lecture with Prof. Bertram R. Ashe from the University of Richmond, Virginia.

Prof. Ashe is a specialist in contemporary African American Literature and Black Popular Culture, particularly known for his contributions to theorizing the post-soul aesthetic. He will be reading from his memoir titled Twisted: My Dreadlocks Chronicles (2015), which explores black male identity construction through the lens of cultural perceptions of hair and hairstyles. The book was a runner-up for the 19th Library of Virginia Annual Literary Awards (2016) in the category of non-fiction.

The lecture is free and open to the public.