Reading and Book Signing: Malik Gaines

Join New York–based writer and artist Malik Gaines for a reading from his new book, Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left, which traces a circulation of political ideas through performances of the 1960s and beyond, following a route from the US to West Africa, Europe, and back. Chapters explore American singer and pianist Nina Simone, Ghanaian playwrights Efua Sutherland and Ama Ata Aidoo, Afro-German actor Gunther Kaufmann’s film work with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and San Francisco’s Cockettes troupe and their collaborator Sylvester. Gaines, an assistant professor of performance studies in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, has performed and exhibited extensively with the group My Barbarians. 

A booksigning follows the reading.