We Can't Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival

Jabari Asim (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Picador USA
Publish Date
October 16, 2018
Pages
208
Dimensions
4.5 X 0.7 X 7.0 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250174536

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About the Author

JABARI ASIM was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. For eleven years, he was an editor at The Washington Post, where he also wrote a syndicated column on politics, popular culture and social issues, and he served for ten years as the editor in chief of Crisis magazine, the NAACP's flagship journal of politics, culture and ideas. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts and the author of six books for adults, including The N Word, and nine books for children

Reviews

"Asim delivers moving tales of Black survival in the face of racial injustice...Captivating."--Essence (October Reading Recs)

"A fantastic essay collection...Blending personal reflection with historical analysis and cultural and literary criticism, these essays are a sharp, illuminating response to the nation's continuing racial conflicts."--Ron Charles, The Washington Post

"Jabari Asim delivers profound musings on race in contemporary America."--The Root

"A collection of essays that go wide and deep into the black experience in America. As a former editor and columnist for the Washington Post and editor-in-chief of the NAACP's The Crisis, Asim brings an impressive breadth of experience to these pieces. He places current events within the context of a legacy that is literary, political, and cultural, as well as racial, with a voice that is both compelling and convincing...A sharp vision that challenges readers to shift perspective and examine conventional narratives."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"In this small but expansive collection of essays, writer and cultural critic Asim draws on the full breadth of black history in the United States, illuminating the story of black resilience through the centuries....Melding the personal with the national and cultural, this collection is a must-read."--Publishers Weekly