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On Top of the World

Oct 31, 2018

Put on your masks and get out your account books! Matt and Dave are joined by a very special guest, Dungeon Master Rob! They discuss Seth Dickinson's groundbreaking fantasy novel, The Traitor Baru Cormorant. Although it is a work of fiction, the book's approach to race, queerness, and empire can help us as world historians break free from some of the limitations of the archive. 

Happy Halloween and happy the Monster Baru Cormorant day!



Dungeon Master of None, Rob's podcast (Matt also co-hosts)

The Traitor Baru Cormorant 

The Monster Baru Cormorant



Dave - A Man of the People by Chinua Achebe

Dave - Wizard of the Crow by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o 

Dave - Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India
Nicholas B. Dirks

Rob - The Divine Cities Trilogy by Robert Jackson Bennett 

Matt - Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos, and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies by Ann Twinam



Angkor, Eric Jones 

Rebel, Rebel, David Bowie

Empire State of Mind, Jay Z. feat. Alicia Key

Mask Off, Future