Sylvie Kande

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Job title: 

Associate Professor

Phone: 

(516)876-5042

E-mail: 

kandes@oldwestbury.edu

Building: 

New Academic Building

Room: 

3029

Office hours: 

  • Monday 9:15-11:15am & 1-2pm

Courses taught: 

  • African History
  • Culture and Religion
  • African Literature
  • Historiography
  • Caribbean Literature
  • Human Rights
  • African Cinema
  • World History

Education: 

  • Ph.D 1992 Doctorat de 3ème cycle Paris VII University-African History
    “Urbanisme et architecture ‘créoles’ en Sierra Leone (18ème-19ème siècles)”
    [Creole urbanism and architecture in 18th & 19th century Sierra Leone]
  • Master’s 1979 Paris IV-Sorbonne-Classics 
    “L’image du Noir dans l’art et la littérature grecs, 5ème-1er siècle av. J.C.”
    [The image of Black people in Greek art and literature of the 5th to 1st century B.C.E.]
  • B.A. 1975-1977   2 years of preparation for École Normale Supérieure (ENS) at Lycée Louis-le-Grand, Paris-Classics (French, Latin, Greek)

Research interests: 

  • Humani nihil a me alienum puto.

Select publications & presentations: 

  • Gestuaire, poèmes. Collection Blanche. Gallimard, 2016. Awarded the Prix de poésie Louise Labé 2017
  • La quête infinie de l’autre rive. Épopée en trois chants. [The Never-ending Quest for the Other Shore. Epic poem in Three Cantos] Collection Continents Noirs. Gallimard, 2011. Short-listed for Prix Mahogany 2012 and Prix des Découvreurs 2013. Awarded Prix Lucienne Gracia-Vincent 2017
  • German translation of La quête infinie de l’autre rive by Tim Trzaskalik. Matthes & Seitz (forthcoming Fall 2018). Excerpt published in Schreibheft. Zeitschrift für Literature88 (Spring 2017) 135-149.
  • English translation of La quête infinie de l’autre rive by Alexander Dickow (unpublished). Excerpt won a runner-up place in journal Asymptote’s translation competition of 1/15/14 
  • Lagon, lagunes. Tableau de mémoire [Lagoons. Memory board (poetic prose)]. Collection Continents Noirs. Gallimard, 2000
  • Terres, urbanisme et architecture “créoles” en Sierra Leone (18ème-19ème siècles). L’Harmattan, 1998
  • (Editor of) Discours sur le métissage, identités métisses. En quête d’Ariel (Proceedings of conference organized at NYU on hybridity) L’Harmattan, 1999