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National Book Launch: Love After the End with Joshua Whitehead

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Join us for the national launch of Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction, edited by the author of Jonny Appleseed.

This launch is hosted by Joshua Whitehead and presented in partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival, and Library and Archives Canada.

You can attend via Zoom (please register to receive the link) or by Facebook Live.

This exciting and groundbreaking fiction collection showcases a number of new and emerging 2SQ (Two-Spirit and queer) Indigenous writers from across Turtle Island. These visionary authors show how queer Indigenous communities can bloom and thrive through utopian narratives that detail the vivacity and strength of 2SQness throughout its plight in the maw of settler colonialism's histories.

Here, readers will discover bioengineered AI rats, transplanted trees in space, the rise of a 2SQ resistance camp, a primer on how to survive Indigiqueerly, virtual reality applications, mother ships at sea, and the very bending of space-time continuums queered through NDN time. Love after the End demonstrates the imaginatively queer Two-Spirit futurisms we have all been dreaming of since 1492.

Contributors include Nathan Adler, Darcie Little Badger, Gabriel Castilloux Calderon, Adam Garnet Jones, Mari Kurisato, Kai Minosh Pyle, David Alexander Robertson, jaye simpson, and Nazbah Tom.

We encourage our audiences to read widely, and shop (or borrow) locally. Please click to see the featured author's books in the library catalogue: Joshua Whitehead. A limited number of signed books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.