ON CUDDLING: LOVED TO DEATH IN THE RACIAL EMBRACE
Book Launch 14.11.2023 19:30
WITH Phanuel Antwi & Mokia Laisin
LANGUAGE The event will take place in English
FREE ENTRy Donations welcome
ACCESS Our space is accessible by wheelchair
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In conversation with Mokia Laisin, Phanuel Antwi will discuss his latest book, On Cuddling: Loved to Death in the Racial Embrace published by Pluto Press & Vagabonds. Ranging from the terrifying embrace of the slave ship's hold to the racist encoding of “cuddly” toys, On Cuddling is a unique combination of essay and poetry that contends with the way racial violence is enacted through intimacy.
Phanuel Antwi is Canada Research Chair in Black Arts and Epistemologies. He is an artist, teacher and organiser concerned with race, poetics, movements, intimacy and struggle. He works with text, dance, film and photography to intervene in artistic, academic and public spaces. He is a curator, activist and associate professor at the University of British Columbia.
On Cuddling. Loved to Death in the Racial Embrace
By Phanuel Antwi
Published by Pluto Press in the series Vagabonds
Books will be available for purchase at the event.