“Rinaldo Walcott is one of the most renowned and dynamic articulators of the Black radical tradition. His writings are essential for anyone seeking deeper engagement with the social and political movements urgently afoot today.”—David Chariandy, author
Rinaldo is the Director of Women and Gender Studies Institute and an Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto. His research focusses on Black Diaspora Cultural Studies, gender and sexuality. He has written extensively on issues of Black and queer identity, including the books Black Like Who?: Writing Black Canada, Queer Returns: Essays On Multiculturalism, Diaspora and Black Studies,and BlackLife: Post-BLM and the Struggle for Freedom with Idil Abdillahi
In On Property, his contribution to Biblioasis’ Field Notes pamphlet series, Rinaldo explores the long shadow cast by slavery’s afterlife and shows how present-day abolitionists continue the work of their forebears in service of an imaginative, creative philosophy that ensures freedom and equality for all. Author Canisia Lubrin calls the book “urgent, far-reaching and with a profound generosity of care” and Cecil Foster says its “provocative and persuasive. Rinaldo Walcott’s insightful unmasking of the historic baggage associated with private property challenges us to face up to what might be the source of our most pressing social problems.”
Rinaldo is supported by Author Patron Judith Brown.
26. On Property