for Darnella (who saw too much too young) by M. NourbeSe Philip

“I seen a man kneeling. I seen a man terrified, scared, begging for his life. It wasn’t right. He was suffering. He was in pain I heard George Floyd saying, Please get off.’ He cried for his mother.”

The House of Windsor Must Fall by M. NourbeSe Philip

The House of Windsor Must Fall—but not before they pay reparations to the descendants of the victims of the transatlantic slave trade.

I do not care that Meghan and Harry are wealthy and live in Los Angeles in an expensive home—I care that they are exposing the obscenity that is the British monarchy.

Zong Anniversary

M. NourbeSe Philip will be presenting the first online global iteration of the annual durational reading of Zong!, her acclaimed book-length poem, from November 30, 2020 to December 9, 2020.

Revolution is not a one-time event: VIDEOS

Revolution is not a one-time event


Abolition is a perennial and open invitation to take the potential of revolutionary love seriously. In direct opposition to carcerality, abolition is a life-making principle: one concerned with creating new practices, spells and rhythms that make planetary life habitable for all. Abolition is the desire for more; a...

Revolution is not a one-time event on NTS

All events from the Revolution is not a one-time event programme are now available to listen back at NTS!

The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House: Abolitionist Feminist Futures — Gail Lewis, Miss Major, Zoé Samudzi and Hortense Spillers, chaired by Akwugo Emejulu

Poetry is Not a Luxury: The Poetics of Abolition — Saidiya Hartman, Canisia Lubrin, Nat Raha and Christina Sharpe, chaired by Nydia A. Swaby

System Errors: Abolitionist Technologies and Aesthetics — American Artist, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley and Juliana Huxtable, chaired by Legacy Russell

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