Voodoo Hypothesis by Canisia Lubrin

Winning Bid: $70.00

Bonus features:

  • Signed!
  • First edition!

Item condition: New


*Shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award*

Voodoo Hypothesis is a subversion of the imperial construct of “blackness” and a rejection of the contemporary and historical systems that paint black people as inferior, through constant parallel representations of “evil” and “savagery.” Pulling from pop culture, science, pseudo-science and contemporary news stories about race, Lubrin asks: What happens if the systems of belief that give science, religion and culture their importance were actually applied to the contemporary “black experience”? With its irreverence toward colonialism, and the related obsession with post-colonialism and anti-colonialism, and her wide-ranging lines, deftly touched with an intermingling of Caribbean Creole, English patois and baroque language, Lubrin has created a book that holds up a torch to the narratives of the ruling class, and shows us the restorative possibilities that exist in language itself.

Auction History

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Highest bidder was: AJ Dolman

Date Bid User Auto
October 4, 2020 1:07 pm$70.00AJ Dolman
October 3, 2020 11:52 pm$65.00kelsey.timler
October 1, 2020 1:43 pm$60.00simonbeige
September 29, 2020 11:17 pm$55.00heididarroch
September 29, 2020 3:16 pm$50.00sophiewirzba
September 29, 2020 12:45 pm$45.00m.brannagan.frederiksen
September 29, 2020 12:06 pm$40.00sean.michaels
September 29, 2020 10:45 am$32.00ec.harmer
September 28, 2020 9:56 pm$30.00badalikatelyn
September 28, 2020 9:37 pm$25.00heididarroch
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