Aphro-ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters

Authors: Aph Ko and Syl Ko
Publisher: Lantern Books, 2017

Excerpts from https://lanternbooks.presswarehouse.com:

In this lively, accessible, and provocative collection, Aph and Syl Ko provide new theoretical frameworks on race, advocacy for nonhuman animals, and feminism. Using popular culture as a point of reference for their critiques, the Ko sisters engage in groundbreaking analysis of the compartmentalized nature of contemporary social movements, present new ways of understanding interconnected oppressions, and offer conceptual ways of moving forward expressive of Afrofuturism and black veganism.

“The bold wisdom of Syl and Aph Ko is timely and crucial. They help us re-think the concept of the ‘human’ and the ‘animal,’ calling on scholars and activists to truly understand taxonomies of power. Their feminist sensibilities encourage a deconstruction of Eurocentric understandings of race and species that changes the terms of debates about both.”—Lori Gruen, author, Entangled Empathy

Aphro-ism is a triumph for anti-racist and animal rights activism! Aph and Syl have created a brilliant framework through which we can integrate all aspects of anti-oppression work. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in dismantling systems of oppression!”—Brenda Sanders, Open the Cages Alliance

Aphro-ism is an important read for anyone who is interested in thinking critically and wants to help to not only challenge but change the current dynamic of race and animals in our society. Thanks to these brilliant women of color, I’ve gained a new understanding of systems of oppression and feel less alone in the fight for social justice.”—lauren Ornelas, Founder/Executive Director, Food Empowerment Project

“Aph and Syl’s anti-racist and anti-speciesist framework shifts the paradigm of nonhuman and human liberation. Aphro-ism is a revolutionary tool for holistic anti-oppression work that can benefit both grassroots activists and academic scholars.”—Raffaella Ciavatta, Cofounder, Collectively Free, and activist




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