Thirst: The Rich Are Vampires
Fri, June 3 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM$3.00 – $11.00
with author Nicholas Powers
Vampires are symbols of the ruling class. In Karl Marx’s Capital and Bob Marley’s Babylon System they make visible their extraction of surplus-value from working classes the world over. In the new novel Thirst,writer/activist Nicholas Powers renews the vampire genre by placing an upsurge of the politics of resistance, an all-out attack on racism, heteronormative sexism and anti-fascism at the heart of capital, with Thirst being a stake to be driven through that heart.
DR. NICHOLAS POWERS is a poet, journalist and Associate Professor of Literature. His writing has appeared in Truth-Out, The Indypendent, The Catalyst, Raw Story, Business Insider, Lucid News, The Village Voice and Vibe. His two previous books Theater of War and The Ground Below Zero: 9/11 to Burning Man, New Orleans to Darfur, Haiti to Occupy Wall Street were published by Upset Press.
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