Possibly the most recognisable face of black Russia, Yelena Khanga has epitomised the liberal wave that swept Russian television in the 1990s.
As a host of a popular chat show about sex—Pro Eto (About That)—she has opened a new chapter in both Russian journalism and the country’s tumultuous history of race relations. She is the daughter of Lily Golden, the prominent African-American social activist, and an author of the critically-acclaimed book Soul to Soul: A Black Russian American Family 1865-1992.
Yelena Khanga will join Ekow Eshun, the creative director of Calvert 22 Foundation, for a conversation about her life and career as a black journalist in the Soviet Union, the United States and modern Russia.
**Red Africa is Calvert 22’s new season of art, film, events and talks exploring the legacy of the cultural relationships between Africa, the Soviet Union and related countries that flourished during the Cold War.