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Obituary: Sean Bonney (1969 - 2019)

Sean Bonney

Sean Bonney

News from Nov 22, 2019

We are mourning the death of Dr. Sean Bonney, who passed away unexpectedly last week. Sean was part of the JFKI’s Literature Department from 2015-2019, first as Postdoc via the Graduate School, then as a Dahlem Postdoc Fellow of the Dahlem Research School. He was an internationally recognized poet whose work has been translated into several languages. As an academic, he specialized on African American culture, especially the work of Amiri Baraka. Sean made an invaluable contribution to life at the institute, through his teaching and, most importantly, through his poetry. He is and will be dearly missed.

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