Maryemma Graham, Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas, will offer a reading of her highly acclaimed and anticipated biography, The House Where My Soul Lives: The Life of Margaret Walker.
Graham’s The House Where My Soul Lives: The Life of Margaret Walker was published by Oxford University Press in December 2022. It is the first biography written about poet and writer Margaret Walker (1915–1998) and offers a comprehensive close reading of a pillar in American culture for a majority of the twentieth century. The biography includes eighty archival photos and documents and never-before examined personal papers and interviews with those who knew Walker personally. Well-known scholar, Paula J. Giddings, says this of the biography: “At once a radiant memorial, a clear-eyed portrait and an intellectual history, Graham’s biography of writer Margaret Walker is an extraordinary study of an extraordinary woman.”
This event receives support from the College of the Liberal Arts, Department of English, and Department of African American Studies.