Sep 11, 2020
This month I got to speak with Kama La Mackerel about their
just-released book, ZOM-FAM, published by Metonymy Press.
We go in-depth in discussion about their decolonial artistic
practices and inspiration for the book.
Kama La Mackerel is a Montreal-based Mauritian-Canadian
multi-disciplinary artist, educator, writer, community-arts
facilitator and literary translator who works within and across
performance, photography, installations, textiles, digital art and
literature. Kama’s work is grounded in the exploration of justice,
love, healing, decoloniality, hybridity, cosmopolitanism and self-
and collective-empowerment. They believe that aesthetic practices
have the power to build resilience and act as resistance to the
status quo, thereby enacting an anticolonial practice through
Kama has exhibited and performed their work internationally and
their writing in English, French and Kreol has appeared in
publications both online and in print. They have lived in far-flung
places such as Pune, India and Peterborough, Ontario.
ZOM-FAM, their debut poetry collection is published by
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