Of Interest (6 November, 2016)

After a couple of weeks’ absence I return with some links about books:

 

Via Rohan Venkat, Hugh Ryan on Michelle Tea’s Black Wave and ending, adulthood, apocalypse, etc.

I’ve loved Anita Roy’s recent columns for BLInk, and this, on a particular school of nature writing, is particularly great.

Irenosen Okojie (in an interview by Kit Caless) on “sly” narratives, genre, travel, gunk, and Speak Gigantular.

Via Christina Sharpe on twitter, M. Milks here reviews (and thinks with, and around) Sarah Schulman’s Conflict Is Not Abuse:

In her introduction, she invites us to encounter Conflict Is Not Abuse as a dialogic text: “This is not a book to be agreed with, an exhibition of evidence or display of proof. It is instead designed for engaged and dynamic interactive collective thinking.” On these grounds, she succeeds. I talked to the book while reading it; I have been talking about it with everyone I know.

Alexander Chee on Elena Ferrante’s Frantumaglia.

Charles Finch on Austin Tappan Wright’s Islandia.

Kai Ashante Wilson on writing dialect as a person of colour. (“In other words, this essay could consider the needs of white or POC writers, but not of both and still be brief.” <3)

Ken Liu on the Chineseness of Chinese SF.

Jonathan Sturgeon returns to Quentin Anderson’s The Imperial Self in the time of Franzen.

Anoud on the Iraq + 100 anthology and writing SFF.

Via Vajra Chandrasekera, Amy De’ath on Bhanu Kapil’s Ban en Banlieue.

 

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