Book LaunchTalks

On Cuddling: A Reading with Phanuel Antwi

June 20, 2024

Join us for a public reading of On Cuddling: Loved to Death in the Racial Embrace with critically acclaimed artist and curator Phanuel Antwi. Ranging from the terrifying embrace of the slave ship’s hold to the racist encoding of “cuddly toys,” On Cuddling is a unique combination of essay and poetry that contends with the way racial violence is enacted through intimacy.

This program is free and open to all. Registration is recommended and doors will open at 5:30pm.

Presented in partnership with the Queer Arts Festival.

Participant Bios

Phanuel Antwi is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literatures at UBC. In 2022 he was named Canada Research Chair in Black Arts and Epistemologies. He is an artist, curator, organiser concerned with race, poetics, movements, intimacy and struggle.