N. K. Jemisin: Jenny Bonnevier & Mark Soderstrom in Conversation About Dystopian Movements, Saturday, April 29, 2023, 12 noon (EDT)

This special edition of The Saturday Bookshelf showcases, “Kinship in the Fiction of N.K. Jemisin: Relations of Power and Resistance.” It examines the work of N.K. Jemisin through the lens of critical kinship studies. In a world increasingly suffering the effects of climate change, currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction, and where anti-democratic, racist, and misogynist movements are gaining ground in many societies, there is an urgent need to re-imagine our most intimate relations and the webs of kinship that form our societies, but also connect us to the more-than-human world. The essays in this collection shed new light on the ways in which Jemisin’s fiction does such re-imaginative work and explores both the contemporary moment and the potential for a future that is other than our present.