Bhanu Kapil: Ban en Banlieue (2015)

25 December 2018, dusan

“Bhanu Kapil’s Ban en Banlieue follows a brown (black) girl as she walks home from school in the first moments of a riot. An April night in London, in 1979, is the axis of this startling work of overlapping arcs and varying approaches. By the end of the night, Ban moves into an incarnate and untethered presence, becoming all matter— soot, meat, diesel oil and force—as she loops the city with the energy of global weather. Derived from performances in India, England and throughout the U.S., Ban en Banlieue is written at the limit of somatic and civic aims.”

Publisher Nightboat Books, New York, 2015
ISBN 9781937658243, 1937658244
112 pages
via Ulises

Reviews: Davy Knittle (The Boston Review, 2015), Sueyeun Juliette Lee (The Constant Critic, 2015), Allison Conner (Jacket2, 2016), Steven Maye (Chicago Review, 2016).



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