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Fireside Chat: EU Ambassador & Author/Musician Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité

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Add to My Calendar 14/03/20 12:15 PM 14/03/20 12:45 PM Central Standard Time Fireside Chat: EU Ambassador & Author/Musician Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité

In this conversation with EU Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, rapper/artist Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité will share how he became one of Sweden’s chart-topping hip-hop artists and a best-selling author. Diakité’s memoir, “A Drop of Midnight,” takes readers on a journey of cross-generational migration from the cotton fields of South Carolina to the little town of Lund, Sweden, as he searches for his roots in order to bridge the gap between races, struggles, and generations. Questioning his identity as a son and a father, Diakité seeks the answer to why one generation wants to escape the same past that the next generation wholeheartedly wants to embrace. What does blood, memory, legacy, and ancestry mean to an African-American family that left Harlem for Sweden?

The English translation of “A Drop of Midnight” will be released in the USA in March 2020.

Maggie Mae’s 323 E 6th St. Austin, TX 78701

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In this conversation with EU Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, rapper/artist Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité will share how he became one of Sweden’s chart-topping hip-hop artists and a best-selling author. Diakité’s memoir, “A Drop of Midnight,” takes readers on a journey of cross-generational migration from the cotton fields of South Carolina to the little town of Lund, Sweden, as he searches for his roots in order to bridge the gap between races, struggles, and generations. Questioning his identity as a son and a father, Diakité seeks the answer to why one generation wants to escape the same past that the next generation wholeheartedly wants to embrace. What does blood, memory, legacy, and ancestry mean to an African-American family that left Harlem for Sweden?

The English translation of “A Drop of Midnight” will be released in the USA in March 2020.

  • 14th March 2020
  • 12:15PM–12:45PM
  • Maggie Mae’s
    323 E 6th St.
    Austin, TX 78701

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