Cosmic Underground Northside: An Incantation of Black Canadian Speculative Discourse and Innerstandings (Paperback)

Cosmic Underground Northside: An Incantation of Black Canadian Speculative Discourse and Innerstandings By Audrey Hudson (Editor), Quentin Vercetty (Editor), Zainab Amadahy (Foreword by), Nalo Hopkinson (Introduction by) Cover Image

Cosmic Underground Northside: An Incantation of Black Canadian Speculative Discourse and Innerstandings (Paperback)

By Audrey Hudson (Editor), Quentin Vercetty (Editor), Zainab Amadahy (Foreword by), Nalo Hopkinson (Introduction by)

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Cosmic Underground Northside operates as a seminal collection consisting of works from cross-generations and pan-national Black creatives and cultural producers from Canada. This generous book offers a glimpse of different innerstandings, a profound comprehension or conviction within one's spirit or soul. We consider the following: what does Afrofuturism look like from a Canadian perspective? What are the unique elements of artistic expression in Black Canadian art? Considering Canada's history on Indigenous land, how do Black Canadians imagine their future in a colony that promotes erasure, yet claims multiculturalism? So ah wah dis? Qu'est-ce que c'est? Kisa sa ye? Cosmic Underground Northside: An Incantation of Black Canadian Speculative Discourse and Innerstanding is an archival book comprised of diasporic dialogues around liberation and spirituality. Significant contributions of poems, lyrics, prose, short stories, and other expressive forms of literature along with vibrant illustrations, photographs, posters, mixed-media digital and analog rendered artworks by over 100 talented, gifted Black Canadian scholars and creatives. This is who we are.
Audrey Hudson was Zainab Amadahy's multiracial background includes African American, Cherokee, Seminole, Portuguese, Amish and other trace elements (if DNA testing is accurate). She is an author of screenplays, nonfiction and futurist fiction, the most notable being the adequately written yet somehow cult classic “Moons of Palmares”. She also co-authored “Indigenous and Black Peoples in Canada: Settlers or Allies with Dr. Bonita Lawrence. In her role as Intergenerational Sharing Facilitator at Children’s Peace theatre, Zainab connects Elders and seniors with Black and Indigenous youth who are exploring healing and decolonization through artistic processes. Zainab’s community work background includes Indigenous knowledge reclamation, curanderismo, non-profit housing, women’s services, migrant settlement and community arts as well as medical and photovoltaic technologies. Based in peri-apocalyptic Toronto, Zainab is the mother of 3 grown sons and a cat who allows her to sit on one section of the couch. www.swallowsongs.com. Quentin Vercetty was Zainab Amadahy is an author of screenplays, nonfiction, and futurist fiction including the cult classic, Moons of Palmares. She also co-authored Indigenous and Black Peoples in Canada. In her role as Intergenerational Sharing Facilitator at Children's Peace theatre, Zainab connects Elders and seniors with Black and Indigenous youth who are exploring healing and decolonization through artistic processes. She lives in Toronto.Nalo Hopkinson is a Jamaican-born Canadian writer and editor. Her debut novel Brown Girl in the Ring was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award and received the Locus Award for Best New Writer. She is also the author of Midnight Robber, Skin Folk While, The Salt Roads, The New Moon's Arms, and Sister Mine. She lives in Riverside, California. Zainab Amadahy is an author of screenplays, nonfiction, and futurist fiction including the cult classic, Moons of Palmares. She also co-authored Indigenous and Black Peoples in Canada. In her role as Intergenerational Sharing Facilitator at Children's Peace theatre, Zainab connects Elders and seniors with Black and Indigenous youth who are exploring healing and decolonization through artistic processes. She lives in Toronto.Nalo Hopkinson is a Jamaican-born Canadian writer and editor. Her debut novel Brown Girl in the Ring was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award and received the Locus Award for Best New Writer. She is also the author of Midnight Robber, Skin Folk While, The Salt Roads, The New Moon's Arms, and Sister Mine. She lives in Riverside, California. Nalo Hopkinson is a Jamaican-born Canadian writer and editor. Hopkinson’s debut novel Brown Girl in the Ring was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award in 1998 and received the Locus Award for Best New Writer. In 2008 it was a finalist in Canada Reads, produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 2017 the same book was adapted into a feature-length film titled Brown Girl Begins by Sharon Lewis. In 1999 Hopkinson was the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Ontario Arts Council Foundation Award for Emerging Writers. Following up in 2000 the novel Midnight Robber was shortlisted for the James R. Tiptree Jr. Memorial Award and nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2001. Hopkinson’s sophomore novel Skin Folk received the World Fantasy Award and the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic in 2003. While The Salt Roads received the Gaylactic Spectrum Award for positive exploration of queer issues in speculative fiction for 2004, presented at the 2005 Gaylaxicon. In 2008, The New Moon’s Arms received the Aurora Award (Canada’s reader-voted award for science fiction and fantasy) and the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, making her the first author to receive the Sunburst Award twice. Then in 2013, the book Sister Mine earned the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Am
Product Details ISBN: 9781941958131
ISBN-10: 1941958133
Publisher: Cedar Grove Publishing
Publication Date: October 14th, 2022
Pages: 284
Language: English