Black Prophetic Fire

Cornel West (Author) Christa Buschendorf (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Beacon Press
Publish Date
September 01, 2015
Pages
264
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.8 X 9.0 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807018101

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About the Author

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. A current professor at Union Theological Seminary, he has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and Princeton. The recipient of more than twenty honorary degrees, he has written many important books, including Race Matters and Democracy Matters. He appears frequently on Real Time with Bill Maher, The Colbert Report, Democracy Now, CNN, C-SPAN, and other national and international media. He lives in New York City.

Christa Buschendorf is a professor and the chair of American Studies at Goethe-Universitรคt Frankfurt am Main. She has published on the transatlantic history of ideas and on African American literature.

Reviews

"Lively, heated, fighting words..."
--Kirkus Reviews

"[West's] mini-lectures, which frequently run uninterrupted for pages at a time, and Buschendorf's instructive set-ups for them...convey a wealth of information."
--Publishers Weekly

"A fascinating exploration of the black prophetic genius and fire of Douglass, Du Bois, King, Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida B. Wells, this book reminds us what true leadership, sacrifice, and courageous, inspirational truth-telling looks like and why it is so urgently needed in the quest for justice today."
--Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow