Several USC School of Architecture Faculty Members to have featured work in Exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art
June 16-September 16
Discover art spanning five centuries at USC Fisher Museum of Art.
Reading and Conversation with Danzy Senna
Monday, October 12, 2009 : 7:00pm to 8:30pm
University Park Campus
In Where Did You Sleep Last Night?, Senna reconstructs a long-buried family mystery that illuminates her own childhood.
Where Did You Sleep Last Night?: A Personal History (2009) deals with Senna’s enigmatic father, the power and failure of her parents’ union and, finally, the forces of history.
Danzy Senna, born in Boston, Massachusetts, is the daughter of author Carl Senna (The Black Press and the Struggle for Civil Rights), an African Mexican poet from a struggling single-parent household, and Fanny Howe, an Irish American poet and novelist born into privilege. They met and married while both were activists during the American Civil Rights Movement. Danzy Senna received her B.A. from Stanford University and her M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of California, Irvine, where she received several creative writing awards. Her first novel, Caucasia (1998), received the Book-of-the-Month Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction. It also received the Alex Award from the American Library Association, as well as praise from The New York Times and Newsweek — the former called it “haunting and deeply intelligent” and the latter describing its “impressive beauty and power.” Senna lives in Los Angeles with her husband, novelist Percival Everett.