Ideas to Postpone the End of the World

Ideas to Postpone the End of the World

Written by: Krenak, Ailton
Translated by: Doyle, Anthony

“Ailton Krenak’s ideas inspire, washing over you with every truth-telling sentence. Read this book.” — Tanya Talaga, bestselling author of Seven Fallen Feathers

Indigenous peoples have faced the end of the world before. Now, humankind is on a collective march towards the abyss. Global pandemics, extreme weather, and massive wildfires define this era many now call the Anthropocene.

From Brazil comes Ailton Krenak, renowned Indigenous activist and leader, who demonstrates that our current environmental crisis is rooted in society’s flawed concept of “humanity” — that human beings are superior to other forms of nature and are justified in exploiting it as we please.

To stop environmental disaster, Krenak argues that we must reject the homogenizing effect of this perspective and embrace a new form of “dreaming” that allows us to regain our place within nature. In Ideas to Postpone the End of the World, he shows us the way. 

“Ailton Krenak’s ideas inspire, washing over you with every truth-telling sentence. Read this book.” — Tanya Talaga, bestselling author of Seven Fallen Feathers

Indigenous peoples have faced the end of the world before. Now, humankind is on a collective march towards the abyss. Global pandemics, extreme weather, and massive wildfires define this era many now call the Anthropocene.

From Brazil comes Ailton Krenak, renowned Indigenous activist and leader, who demonstrates that our current environmental crisis is rooted in society’s flawed concept of “humanity” — that human beings are superior to other forms of nature and are justified in exploiting it as we please.

To stop environmental disaster, Krenak argues that we must reject the homogenizing effect of this perspective and embrace a new form of “dreaming” that allows us to regain our place within nature. In Ideas to Postpone the End of the World, he shows us the way. 

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc - Oct 6, 2020
Specifications 88 pages | 4.5 in x 6.5 in

PRAISE FOR AILTON KRENAK AND IDEAS TO POSTPONE THE END OF THE WORLD:

“Perhaps you’re thinking we should come out of the COVID crisis in a new way, not just trying to recreate the old normal. If so, Ailton Krenak has some ideas that might send you down a new and useful path — useful to you, useful to the world.” — Bill McKibben, author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

“Ailton Krenak’s ideas inspire, washing over you with every truth-telling sentence. Read this book.” — Tanya Talaga, bestselling author of Seven Fallen Feathers

“We need this Right Now! Ideas to Postpone the End of the World.” — @MargaretAtwood

“Perhaps you’re thinking we should come out of the Covid crisis in a new way, not just trying to recreate the old normal. If so, Ailton Krenak has some ideas that might send you down a new and useful path — useful to you, useful to the world.” — Bill McKibben, author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

“Ailton Krenak’s words, expressed with the visceral intensity of one of those peoples who ‘still consider the need to stay attached to this land,’ … fill me with hope. Amid the successive catastrophes we experience today, he surprises us once again by teaching that the fight for a better world, a world that can be called home, involves not only explicit activism, but dance, music, the stories we tell at night.” — Aparecida Vilaça, anthropologist and author of Strange Enemies: Indigenous Agency and Scenes of Encounters in Amazonia and Praying and Preying: Christianity in Indigenous Amazonia