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04 Apr 2018

Critical Walk-Through: Abeer Hoque & Josh Steinbauer

Novelist, poet, and photographer Abeer Hoque and filmmaker Joshua Steinbauer will discuss their collaborative project based on Hoque’s 2017 cross-cultural memoir, Olive Witch, which takes the reader from Nigeria to Pennsylvania and Bangladesh.

A Critical Walk-Through is a 40-minute guided tour led by artists, writers, and scholars as a way to bring new insights to the exhibition’s artworks and themes. The $5 fee includes the program and light refreshments. AFAM members and currently enrolled students are free! Email for a promotion code.

Please note that this program is at the Self-Taught Genius Gallery in Long Island City, Queens.


Abeer Hoque is a Nigerian-born, Bangladeshi-American author of The Long Way Home (Ogro Bangladesh, 2013), The Lovers and the Leavers, (HarperCollins India, 2015), and Olive Witch (Harper360, 2017). She is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, and her writing and photography have been published in Guernica, ZYZZYVA, Elle, Outlook Traveller, 580 Split, India Today, Catapult, the Daily Star Bangladesh, and the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, among others.

Josh Steinbauer is an award-winning filmmaker, composer, and writer living in New York City. His recent feature documentary Paper Stars and his narrative short Cap’n Flapjack have screened in festivals around the world. His short films have been published in Nowhere, Terrain, Aerogram, Moving Poems, and Woodpecker! is his Americana ensemble, which is releasing a new album in 2018.


Photo credit:  Abeer Hoque and Josh Steinbauer, Dhaka at Dusk (2017), video still

6:30 pm–7:30 pm

$5; free for members and enrolled students