“Exploring the rarely discussed dynamic of pethood, Aiyana Goodfellow speaks of reimagined relations between species, starting with the seedlings, expanding into the roots and blossoming into growth. The relationships we have with animals that are ‘colonised into pethood’ reveal the kind of humans we really are. A balance of theory and practise, this book is a guide to unlearning the oppressive tendencies within all of us. Filled with the hope, passion and rage of a young Black, queer writer, Aiyana asserts that to be a radical companion is to connect with the animality in all of us.”
The terms and phrases Animal Futurism, animal accomplices, animals colonised into pethood and radical companionship are all coined by Aiyana and expanded on in the book.