Laleh Khalili & James Butler: The Corporeal Life of Seafaring

Laleh Khalili’s new book The Corporeal Life of Seafaring (Mack) draws on her own experiences to describe with care and imagination the material and physical realities of contemporary commerce at sea, detailing (in the words of Steve Edwards) ‘the labouring bodies – hands, legs, and eyes; flesh and soul; suffering and solidarity – that make the world go round. In the process, the connections and divisions of the world economy come into view.’

Khalili was in conversation with LRB contributing editor James Butler, the co-founder of Novara Media.