Mutiny of Morning

A Mutiny of Morning: Reclaiming the Black Body from Heart of Darkness

Nikesha Breeze has taken pages from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, taken his words, and forced them to leave his colonized mind. She has made the words her own in poetic form. She illuminates the invisible Black voices inside, a radical, surgical, and unapologetic Black appropriation, at the same time as a careful birthing and spiritual road map. The resulting poems are sizzling purifications, violent restorations of integrity, pain, wound, bewilderment, rage, and, sometimes, luminous generosity.
Wende Marshall, co-editor Insurrectionary Uprisings: A Reader in Revolutionary Nonviolence and Decolonization, will be in discussion with author, Nikesha Breeze. The show is moderated by Firoze Manji, publisher Daraja Press.

As Wende puts it, “The violent, scathing white supremacy of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is traversed page by page and word by word in this brilliant prayer/poem—a work of reclamation, redemption, rescue, and repossession.”

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Jun 26 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Daraja Press


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