In this group we’ll be reading BIPOC authors discussing the climate crisis in fiction and non-fiction works. You can find the fall and winter schedule here, and further dates will be announced soon.

If you’re interested in joining, please contact Danielle DiNovelli-Lang (Danielle.Dinovelli@carleton.ca) and/or Barbara Leckie (barbaraleckie@icloud.com).

Fall 2020 Schedule

16 November, 2:30PM: Our first book is Cherie Dimaline, The Marrow Thieves (2017)

14 December, 2:30PM: Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016)

Winter 2021 Schedule

18 January, 1:00 PM:  Waubgeshig Rice, Moon of the Crusted Snow (2018)

22 February, 1:00 PM: Katherine McKittrick, ed., Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis (2015)

29 March, 1:00PM: Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower (1993)

Date TBD: Nick Estes, Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance (2019)


Tentative book list:

Fiction

  • Octavia Butler, The Parable of the Sower
  • Cherie Dimaline, The Marrow Thieves 
  • N.K. Jemisin, The Broken Earth Trilogy
  • Waubgeshig Rice, Moon of the Crusted Snow
  • Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones 

Non-Fiction

  • Joshua Bennett, Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man 
  • Ailton Krenak, Ideas to Postpone the end of the World
  • Amitov Ghosh, The Great Derangement
  • Tiffany Lethabo King, The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies
  • Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being
  • Lauret Savoy, Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape
  • Kathyrn Yusoff, A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None
  • Ian Baucom, History 4 Degrees Celsius