Author: Christina Sharpe
Publisher: Duke University Press
Staff Picks: "This is the book of where we are: in the wake of chattel slavery. Sharpe traces the timely and time-shaping figures of the wake of the ship, the wake of Nine Night, the wakefulness of coming to political consciousness through and across the "wake work" of contemporary Black cultural practice by major artists such as Dionne Brand. Every precise and profound word holds, with great care, Black lives and afterlives. Indelible."