No New Theories by Kameelah Janan Rasheed. Published by Printed Matter Inc..
I initially read No New Theories when cases of COVID-19 were first reported in New York City. In the ten months since then, I have returned to this book near incessantly. Each subsequent read has left me with a newfound understanding and deeper respect for this exceptional publication.
No New Theories functions as a rare glimpse into an archive that is actively growing. Images and text intertwine in a creative exploration of language deeply rooted in identity, history, race, and religion. Experimental poetry is presented alongside Xerox abstractions in this brilliant epistemological volume.
Kameelah Janan Rasheed created a book that rewards repeated engagement and reflection during a time when both are sorely needed.
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