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Undrowned : Black feminist lessons from marine mammals / Alexis Pauline Gumbs ; foreword by adrienne maree brown.

Gumbs, Alexis Pauline, 1982- (author.). Brown, Adrienne M., (writer of foreword.).


Undrowned is a book-length meditation for the human species, based on the subversive and transformative lessons of marine mammals. Alexis Pauline Gumbs has spent hundreds of hours watching our aquatic cousins. They are queer, fierce, protective of each other, complex, shaped by conflict, and struggling to survive the extractive and militarized conditions humans impose on the ocean. With a brilliant mix of poetic sensibility, naturalist observation, and Black feminist insights, she translates their submerged wisdom to reveal what they might teach us. The result is a powerful work of creative nonfiction that produces not a specific agenda but an unfolding space for wonder and questioning. The use of metaphor and natural models in the service of social justice make Undrowned an absolutely unique read! Book jacket.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781849353977
  • ISBN: 1849353972
  • Physical Description: 174 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Chico, CA ; AK Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
listen -- breathe -- remember -- practice -- collaborate -- be vulnerable -- be present -- be fierce -- learn from conflict -- honor your boundaries -- respect your hair -- end capitalism -- refuse -- surrender -- go deep -- stay black -- slow down -- rest -- take care of your blessings -- activities.
Subject: Science > Social aspects.
Science > Philosophy.
Marine mammals.
Marine mammals.
Science > Philosophy.
Science > Social aspects.

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