Rehearsals For Living

June 14, 2022|
Rehearsals For Living by ROBYN MAYNARD
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A revolutionary collaboration about the world we're living in now, between two of our most important contemporary thinkers, writers and activists.


When the world entered pandemic lockdown in spring 2020, Robyn Maynard, influential author of Policing Black Lives, and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, renowned artist, musician, and author of Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies, began writing each other letters—a gesture sparked by a desire for kinship and connection in a world shattering under the intersecting crises of pandemic, police killings, and climate catastrophe. These letters soon grew into a powerful exchange about where we go from here.

Rehearsals for Living is a captivating and visionary work—part debate, part dialogue, part lively and detailed familial correspondence between two razor-sharp writers. By articulating to each other Black and Indigenous perspectives on our unprecedented here and now, and reiterating the long-disavowed histories of slavery and colonization that have brought us to this moment, Maynard and Simpson create something new: an urgent demand for a different way forward, and a poetic call to dream up other ways of ordering earthly life.
ROBYN MAYNARD is the author of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present (2017), a CBC, Toronto Star, and Globe and Mail national bestseller. Policing Black Lives was designated  one of the best 100 books of 2017 by The Hill Times, and is the winner of the 2017 Errol Morris Book Award. It was also a fin...
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Title:Rehearsals For Living
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:336 pages, 7.09 X 4.14 X 0.35 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 7.09 X 4.14 X 0.35 in
Published:June 14, 2022
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781039000650

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