Against the Grain

Spying and Mining, Fiction and Art

Adam Hochschild talks about two chapters in his latest book, one about surveillance and spying in the U.S. and the other about mining and people’s livelihoods in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Namwali Serpell describes her new novel set in her native Zambia, and Max Haiven discusses the book he’s written about art and financialization.

Adam Hochschild, Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays University of California Press, 2018

Namwali Serpell, The Old Drift Hogarth, 2019

Max Haiven, Art after Money, Money after Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization Pluto Press, 2018

Desperate Holdings Real Estate and LandMind Spa, an exhibition at Dream Farm Commons in Oakland

 

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