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On Connection by Kae Tempest

On Connection

Kae Tempest

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Category: Non-fiction, Psychology
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 1 Oct 2020
ISBN: 9780571354023

FROM THE TED HUGHES AWARD WINNER AND SUNDAY TIMES-BESTSELLING AUTHOR The increasingly hyper-individualistic, competitive and exploitative society that we live in has caused a global crisis at the turn of the new decade;

4 stars out of 5
Holly Williams
25 Oct 2020

"The poet and musician’s essay on our need to combat alienation through creativity is refreshing"

On Connection looks at creativity as a means of counteracting the numbness of the modern world. We get so caught up in an ever-spinning consumerist hamster wheel that we neglect what is true within ourselves and one another. “In a disconnected state, self-awareness is one of the first frequencies to be scooped out and muted,” they write. “When this happens, I need creativity to reconnect me." Throughout, there are familiar shades of mysticism and mindfulness, of anti-capitalist theorising and the hippies’ tune-in, drop-out arguments. 

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