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    ISBN: 9781772012859 | Paperback

    112 pages | Pub. Date: 20210329
    6 W × 9 H × .3 D inches
    Frontlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000
    Rights: WORLD

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still interrogates alienated interiority. It begins with a body, with materiality that slowly morphs, extends, spills, and oozes. A self-withdrawn, hidden presence: silent inactivity, affective and extractive capitalism, surveillance and commodification of behaviour, non-participation, withdrawn complicity, non-subjectivity and refusing a gaze, paralysis in time of crisis – what non-doing undoes.

A powerful follow-up to Jamali Rad’s for love and autonomy, still proposes an alternative to action, a way to be the wrench in the cogs of the machine, a way to jam the signal by refusing receptivity. still disclaims language, writes without writing, divests in itself, is non-living and unlife. This book begins and ends in emptiness.

“After the revolution, shopping. Bonus: the drive for and failures of identity. Ennui’s not right. We inhabit something more banal and more miserable than that. Is there enough of a subject even left to feel? still persists. It might prefer to be immobile, but it can’t help seeking movement – toward light? or dissipation? – in spite of all the fight and thought it comes after. Anahita Jamali Rad is brilliant in their capture of this problem. Read it because you need to un/feel it with them.”
—Larissa Lai

“In this book, Jamali Rad is quiet but deadly, slow but methodical. Their words are sparse, yet potent, and the stylistic choices in the book beautifully complement the subject matter at hand … still is as uncompromising as it is calm, shows a truly remarkable balance of control over material … and an insurgence the likes of which are seldom witnessed in Canadian literature.”
—Plenitude Magazine

By Anahita Jamali Rad

Anahita Jamali Rad is a text-forward artist born in Iran and currently based in Tiohtià꞉ke on the Traditional Territory of the Kanienʼkehá꞉ka.

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