Christina Sharpe responds to engagements with In the Wake: On Blackness and Being by Régine Jean-Charles, Rinaldo Walcott, and Tezeru Teshome (with K. Wayne Yang). In her response to their questions and elaborations around voice, freedom, resistance, and subjectivity, Sharpe reprises her discussion of an ordinary note of care and her readings of some of the images of black girls and women that appeared in In the Wake. Sharpe then expands her attention to questions of care as theory and practice both in In the Wake and in her current book project, Black. Still. Life.
“And to Survive”
Christina Sharpe is a professor at York University in the Department of Humanities. She is the author of two books: Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-slavery Subjects (2010) and In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016), both published by Duke University Press. She is currently completing the critical introduction to Collected Poems of Dionne Brand (1982–2010) and is working on a monograph, “Black. Still. Life.”
Christina Sharpe; “And to Survive”. Small Axe 1 November 2018; 22 (3 (57)): 171–180. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-7249304
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