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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

WE SEE THE HORIZON: ABOLITION NOW!

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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Poetry Is Not A Luxury: The Poetics of Abolition

This is a transcription of ‘Poetry Is Not A Luxury: The Poetics of Abolition’, a panel discussion with Saidiya Hartman, Canisia Lubrin, Nat Raha and Christina Sharpe, with Nydia A. Swaby as chair. The event, held on 10 August 2020, was the second in Revolution Is Not a One Time Event, a programme organised by Che Gossett, Lola Olufemi and Sarah Shin in collaboration with Arika and hosted by Silver Press.

Listen to the audio at NTS

Lola:

Hello, everyone. We want to welcome you to the second panel in the Revolution Is...


The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House: Abolitionist Feminist Futures

This is a transciption of ‘The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House: Abolitionist Feminist Futures’, a panel discussion with Gail Lewis, Miss Major, Zoé Samudzi and Hortense Spillers, with Akwugo Emejulu in the chair. 

The event, held on 3 August 2020, was the first in Revolution is Not a One-Time Event, a programme organised by Che Gossett, Lola Olufemi and Sarah Shin in collaboration with Arika and hosted by Silver Press.

Listen to the audio at NTS.

 

Che:      

Hi, I want to welcome everyone to...