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Duration: 16 November, 2020 at 06:00 - 2 December, 2020 at 22:00

Cost: Free

Event Category: Events

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Location: Online via ZoomView map

Organizer: Metonymy Press, (438) 338-4591, publish@metonymypress.com, View Organizer Website

Join Kama La Mackerel, the poet behind the debut lyric poetry collection ZOM-FAM, for their cross-continental book tour! In virtual venues from Halifax to Vancouver, with special guests including Jillian Christmas and jes sachse, Kama’s My Body Is the Ocean Tour will take place on dates between November 16th and December 2nd, 2020. Find one that works for you.

In their debut poetry collection, Kama La Mackerel mythologizes a queer/trans narrative of and for their home island, Mauritius. Multiply voiced and imbued with complex storytelling, ZOM-FAM showcases a fluid narrative that summons ancestral voices, femme tongues, broken colonial languages and a tender queer subjectivity, all of which grapple with the legacy of plantation servitude.

KAMA LA MACKEREL is a Montreal-based Mauritian-Canadian multi-disciplinary artist, educator, writer, community-arts facilitator and literary translator who works within and across performance, photography, installations, textiles, digital art and literature. Kama’s work is grounded in the exploration of justice, love, healing, decoloniality, hybridity, cosmopolitanism and self- and collective-empowerment.

Closed captioning will be included for most events. Please support the local bookseller hosts by getting a copy of the book through them. Please contact Metonymy Press with any accessibility requests or questions about events.