March 31, 2021: A conversation with Jessica Oublié

For our next conversation, we will welcome Guadeloupe-based author Jessica Oublié, who will discuss her graphic novel tour de force, Tropiques Toxiques, published just last year. In this impressive volume, Oublié tackles the Chlordecone scandal, an ethical embarrassment at the confluence of racism and capitalism, resulting in the poisoning of Martinique and Guadeloupe’s natural resources — sea, land and people. It’s not enough that Oublié effortlessly mobilizes multiple discourses — scientific, historical, psychological, and more — but her decision to turn yet again to the graphic novel to democratize Antillean history makes her an original voice to reckon with. Oublié will be in conversation with Kwazman Vwa’s very own Jennifer Boum Make and Charly Verstraet. This interview will be conducted in French. A recording will be posted shortly thereafter with English subtitles. 

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