Welcome to Brilliant Minds

A companion site for courses by Peter Arcese on classics, contemporary literature, and the arts ... Here you will find items related to our readings and discussions ... Ideas, images, background information, suggested readings, bibliographies, and notes on related performances, all find a presence here ... Enjoy your reading and check back regularly for new posts!


Links for Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman

The play and performance

Art House: Performance Of Wole Soyinka's Death & The King's Horsemen Pt 1

Art House: Performance Of Wole Soyinka's Death & The King's Horsemen Pt 2

Rufus Norris on Death and the King's Horseman

DEATH OF THE KINGS HORSEMAN

AFRICARTS | DEATH AND THE KING'S HORSEMAN | TVC NEWS AFRICA

 

Egungun

Yoruba Egungun Masquerades in Motion

Ancestral Masquerade of Egungun

Egungun Festival

Egungun Masquerade Dance Costume: Ekuu Egungun

 

Interviews

Interview with the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Wole Soyinka, 28 April 2005 by freelance journalist Simon Stanford

One on One - Wole Soyinka

Slave Talk: Between Metaphor and Reality

A Conversation with Wole Soyinka - Nobel Prize Winner on Culture, Activism and the Artistic Process

Wole Soyinka on Religion (I)


Links for Nadine Gordimer and The Conservationist

Images

Lucerne grass

Guinea fowl

Veld

Transvaal

 

Interviews

Interview with the 1991 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Nadine Gordimer, by freelance journalist Simon Stanford, 26 April 2005

Nadine Gordimer on Politics and People

Warrior of the Imagination

 

Lecture & Reading

‘Witness: The Inward Testimony’

The 1991 Nobel Laureate in Literature Nadine Gordimer reads her short story ‘Loot’ from “Loot and Other Stories”

 

Indians in South Africa

Why a million Indians call South Africa home


More links for Gwendolyn Brooks

Library of Congress interview 1986

Lincoln Academy interview 1977

A 1967 interview with Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks reads her poems aloud (including "The Mother")

Gwendolyn Brooks Reading (intro poem by Haki R. Madhubuti)

"The Golden Shovel," Terrance Hayes

Introduction: The Golden Shovel

Roy DeCarava at MOMA

Gordon Parks Foundation

Bruce Davidson, East 100th Street

The Sweet Flypaper of Life (Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes)


More on James Baldwin

Film versions

Go Tell It On the Mountain

If Beale Street Could Talk (Trailer)

 

Articles 

Slavery and Revenge, John Kerrigan

James Baldwin and Chinua Achebe’s Forgotten Conversation About Beauty, Morality, and the Political Power of Art

THE DAY I FINALLY MET BALDWIN, Chinua Achebe

Letter From A Region In My Mind

The Glow from The Fire Next Time

 

Talks

Eddie S. Glaude Jr., As Much Truth as We Can Bear: James Baldwin and Our America

Achebe and Baldwin (audio)

Reading James Baldwin Now

Baldwin on the Dick Cavett Show