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Aphro-ism
Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters
Co-Author Aph Ko, Co-Author Syl Ko
ISBN: 9781590565551
Book (Paperback)
Lantern Publishing & Media, Lantern Publishing & Media
$20.00
6 x 9
202 pages
June 15, 2017


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In this lively, accessible, and provocative collection, Aph and Syl Ko provide new theoretical frameworks on race, advocacy for nonhuman animals, and feminism. Using popular culture as a point of reference for their critiques, the Ko sisters engage in groundbreaking analysis of the compartmentalized nature of contemporary social movements, present new ways of understanding interconnected oppressions, and offer conceptual ways of moving forward expressive of Afrofuturism and black veganism.

Aph Ko is a decolonial theorist and independent digital media producer. She has a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies, and an M.A. in Communication/Media Studies. She is known for writing the first article that listed 100 Black Vegans. She also contributed a short essay about race and animal oppression in the first African American Vegan Starter Guide. She is a founding collective member of the North American Association for Critical Animal Studies.
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Syl Ko is an independent researcher known for bringing race to the forefront of the movement to end animal abuse. Her writing challenges species-centric terminology and dominant conceptions of veganism, encouraging brave and imaginative shifts in thinking that prioritize multispecies justice.
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