South to America: A Journey Below the Mason Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation

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Price
$28.99  $26.67
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
Pages
336
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062977403

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About the Author

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American studies at Princeton University.

Reviews

Engaging, accomplished, and illuminating, Imani Perry is a Renaissance threat. Gifted in scholarship and fluid in her expression of complex ideas, she is already one of the nation's great public intellectuals and is poised in the coming years to rise even farther. It is given to few people to scale the peaks of the academy and of the public square, but Dr. Perry is one of those precious few. She's the best of best right now.--Jon Meacham
Praise for Breathe--////
"Breathe is what is says it is, a letter from a mother to her sons, but it is more than that. It's a meditation on child-rearing, world-building, fire-starting, and peace-building. Imani Perry combines rigor and heart, and the result is a magic mirror showing us who we are, how we got here, and who we may become."--Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage
"This is one of those books you need to read. Lorraine Hansberry was so dear, so gifted, so black, so singular in so many ways, that to miss the story of her life is to miss a huge part of ours. She left us way too soon, and yet the gift of her presence, so briefly among us, is still felt in the art she left behind. But not only in the art, but in the life. A life at last made comprehensible by this loving, attentive, thoughtful book."--Alice Walker
"Breathe is a parent's unflinching demand, born of inherited trauma and love, for her children's right simply to be possible."--New York Times
"Breathe: A Letter to My Sons is deeply cathartic and resonant for parents attempting to raise their children with intention and integrity. Imani Perry shows deep compassion for both parents and children while incisively underlining the realities of raising Black boys in a country that will inherently betray them. It is a book filled with love and insight for difficult times."--Tarana Burke
"In Breathe, Perry offers a lyrical meditation that connects a painful, proud history of African American struggle with a clarion call for present-day action to protect, defend, and celebrate the promise of the next generation."--Stacey Abrams, founder and chair of Fair Fight Action, Inc.
Praise for Looking for Lorraine--////
"A masterly syntheses of research and analysis."--New York Times Book Review
"Looking for Lorraine is phenomenal. I didn't know how hungry I was for this intimate portrait until now. It feels as though Ms. Hansberry has walked into my living room and sat down beside me. What an honor and joy to read this. The writing is whip-smart, yet lovely and clear-eyed. What gifts this book, Ms. Perry, and Lorraine Hansberry are to the world."--Jacqueline Woodson, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and National Book Award Winner for Brown Girl Dreaming