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.