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The Absurdity of Racism: an International Chester Himes Conference.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 1:49pm
William Dow The American Univeristy of Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Absurdity of Racism: an International Chester Himes Conference.

4-6 June, 2020

Co-Directors Alice Mikal Craven and William E. Dow

American University of Paris

 

 

 

 

Chester Himes quotes Albert Camus in the opening to the second volume of his autobiography:  "Racism is absurd. Racism introduces absurdity into the human condition…If one lives in a country where racism is held valid and practiced in all ways of life, eventually, no matter whether one is a racist or a victim one comes to feel the absurdity of life".