In DANCING IN BLACKNESS, A MEMOIR I explore my personal dance career, capturing much of the revolutionary 60s, the transformative 70s, the Reagonomics 80s, and the 90s transition into the new millennium, while dancing in Europe, Africa, New York, and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area. I simultaneously explore black dance as an affirmation of the ancestors and a social and political tool.
Library Journal Review has already reviewed Dancing in Blackness:
"Osumare has engaged with black dance as performer, choreographer, educator, arts administrator, researcher, and activist in the United States, Africa, and Europe, and through multiple careers. In this equal parts memoir, autoethnography, history, encyclopedic catalog, and sociocultural analysis, she traces her activities from the 1960s through the late 1990s, as she becomes a tenacious advocate for black dance. . . . An eclectic melange."--Library Journal
You can read excerpts from the book in the UPF Press Kit
I am launching DANCING IN BLACKNESS, A MEMOIR on a national book tour from California to New York. I will periodically send you the venues and dates where I will be giving readings/signings. Right now, here are the Northern California tour dates:
Northern California Book Tour - Dancing in Blackness, A Memoir
Sat., March 3, 2:00-4:00 – Underground Books, Sacramento, CA
Tues., March 6, 12:00-1:00 – Laney College Library, Oakland, CA
Thurs., March 8, 4:00-5:30 – UC Davis AA Studies, 3201 Hart Hall, Davis, CA
Sat., March 10, 6:30-7:30 PM – Laney College Theatre Oakland, CA
Sat. March 17, 2:00-4:00 – African American Museum & Library of Oakland
Tues. April 10, 11:00-12:00 – San Francisco State University, Room EP 116
Sat. April 14, 2:00-3:30 – Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
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