Two books to write and the universe to decipher – 2024’s gonna be busy

Beatriz Nascimento Afro-Brazilian academic and activist

Beatriz Nascimento

National Archive of Brazil/Courtesy The Beatriz Nascimento Foundation

THIS year I made what may have been a mistake: I agreed to write two books. And having written that sentence, I feel compelled to reassure both of my editors (should they see this column) that all is totally fine, I am on top of this and you will get my drafts by the agreed dates.

Both books, in different ways, are about the cosmos and my (maybe strangely) enduring love for the thing. I say strangely because of the year we have had – turmoil on Earth might…