Echo. Echo. Indigenous Voices | Body Memories: Billy-Ray Belcourt & Tony Jensen
Two authors, two essay memoirs, both of which place the body, its exposed position and its political facture at the center of literary exploration: In his essay "A History of My Brief Body" , Billy-Ray Belcourt, a member of the Driftpile Cree Nation, explores the complex entanglement of explicit and structural colonial violence and queer sexuality.
Toni Jensen, a member of the Métis, traces various topographies of violence that permeate and structure body and land alike in "Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land" .
Billy-Ray Belcourt will be joining us live over video call.
The event is part of the programme special Echo. Echo. Indigenous Voices at internationales literaturfestival berlin 2021. The series is a cooperation between the Cluster of Excellence "Temporal Communities" and the ilb.
Time & Location
Sep 16, 2021 | 09:00 PM
silent green Kulturquartier