We are delighted to share a curated collection of texts recommended to Cove Park by former residents, bare minimum collective (Funded Residencies 2023/24). bare minimum is a six-person interdisciplinary anti-work arts collective comprising Diamond Abdulrahim, Vera Chapiro, Christie Costello, Lola Olufemi, Christine Pungong, Leo.
These titles were sourced and acquired for the Cove Park library through a partnership with Aye Aye Books at CCA Glasgow. To purchase your own copy, visit Aye Aye Books online bookshop.
bare minimum Reading List
- M.E. O’Brien, Everything for Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052-2072
- Hannah Black, Tuesday or September or the End
- Avery Gordon, Ghostly Matters
- Ntozake Shange, if i can cook / you know god can
- Lola Olufemi, Experiments in Imagining Otherwise
- Momtaza Mehri, Bad Diaspora Poems
- Gargi Bhachattaryya, We the Heartbroken
- Jamaica Kincaid, My Garden (Book)
- Beatrice Adler-Bolton and Artie Vierkant, Health Communism
- Yara Rodriques Fowler, there are more things
- Sophie Lewis, Abolish the Family: A Manifesto for Care and Liberation
- Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, The Most Secret Memory of Men
- Sonia Sanchez, Homegirls and Handgrenades
- Saidiya Hartman, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments
- Elizabeth Povinelli, The Inheritance
- Micha Frazer-Carroll, Mad World: The Politics of Mental Health
- Gloria Anzaldùa, Florida Anzaldùa Reader
- Kathi Weeks, The Problem With Work: Feminism, Marxism, and Postwork Imaginaries
Image: bare minimum member Lola Olufemi at Cove Park, July 2023.