Nalo Hopkinson Interviewed at The New Yorker
African-Canadian writer and artist Nalo Hopkinson talks about her fabric designs at The New Yorker’s Book Bench: [B]oth my writing and my designs are fuelled by the same passions and obsessions of mine…. I’ve been on a mission for the past few years to find historical depictions of black people and other peoples of colour that aren’t racist caricatures. There aren’t many; I sometimes joke that I now own all eleven of them…. So kidding aside, finding those images from the past and incorporating them into my personal creative pallet is an act of self-healing.” See more of her designs at Spoonflower.
Tagged as: 2010s, African Canadians, anti-racism, art, Black History, Canada, craftiness, design, fabric, gallery, history, interviews, Nalo Hopkinson, race, racism, representation, science fiction, stereotypes, the ladies, Toronto
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Carol Borden was editor of and a writer for the Toronto International Film Festival’s official Midnight Madness and Vanguard program blogs. She is currently an editor at and evil overlord for The Cultural Gutter, a website dedicated to thoughtful writing about disreputable art. She has written for Mezzanotte, Teleport City, Die Danger Die Die Kill, Popshifter and she has a bunch of short stories published by Fox Spirit Books including: Godzilla detective fiction, femme fatale mermaids, an adventurous translator/poet, and an x-ray tech having a bad day. Read and listen to her other shenanigans at Monstrous Industry. For her particular take on gutter culture, check out, “In the Sewer with the Alligators.”
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