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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of English Language and Literature

Candace Wiley

Third-year MFA student has been awarded a Fulbright to conduct research in San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia

Palenque is one of the many towns founded by escaped slaves in the 1600s--and the only one that still exists in Colombia. Palenque has its own language as well as customs that trace back to the Bantu and Kikongo in West Africa. From August to April, Candace will collect narratives from residents of Palenque as the basis of a creative prose and poetry project.