DXG 04: Our Imaging of Political Existence: Thinking Octavia Butler with Denise Ferreira Da Silva
Denise Ferreira da Silva in conversation with Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar
13 March 2022 | Time 7PM GMT | Lux & Online
Café Oto, 18-22 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL
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On 13 March 2022, DXG convenes a conversation around the writing of Octavia Butler with academic, theorist and artist Denise Ferreira da Silva. A conversation that thinks with Ferreira da Silva’s ongoing engagement with Octavia Butler’s fictions.
In Accumulation, Dispossession, and Debt: The Racial Logic of Global Capitalism – An Introduction, with Paula Chakravartty in 2012, Towards a Black Feminist Poethics: The Quest(ion) of Blackness Towards the End of the World in 2014 and her forthcoming volume Unpayable Debt, 2022, Ferreira da Silva approaches Dana in Kindred, Anyanwu in Wild Seed, and Lauren Olamina in Parable of the Sower as guides for our ‘imaging of political existence’.
Join us to discuss the ways in which Octavia Butler’s science fiction dialogues with Denise Ferreira da Silva’s imagination of the quest and the question of a black feminist poethics.