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Annotated by
Pelin Tan

A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None

Author

Kathryn Yusoff

Publisher

University of Minnesota Press

Year

2019

From different ongoing Anthropocene discussions and theories, this short book drives a clear argument and claim about the relation between racism, colonialism and the effects of the Anthropocene. Anthropocene is highly gendered. Yusoff’s arguments are vital in understanding the terms and stages of the Anthropocene especially in understanding indigenous studies and landscapes. A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None has clear arguments that may help art practices on decolonisation in various indigenous territories that strongly relate to non-human worlds. PT

"The very 'matter' of territorial impulse that materiality comprised the Anthropocene is
anti-Blackness; it is racialized matter that delivers the Anthropocene as a geological
event into the world, through mining, plantations, railroads, labor and energy."