America Made Me a Black Man: A Memoir

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Price
$26.99  $25.10
Publisher
Harper
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780063073357

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About the Author

Boyah J. Farah's writing has been featured in the Guardian, the Harvard Transition, Grub Daily, and Truthdig, and on the Scheer Intelligence podcast at KCRW. He is the winner of Salon's best essay of 2017. His essays have also appeared in Harvard's Kennedy School Review, Pangyrus magazine, and the Huffington Post. He recently founded the Abaadi Center in Garowe, Somalia, which offers instruction in English, Math, and Science to students age thirteen to twenty-four.

Reviews

"Unflinching and raw, Farah's powerful memoir is a melancholic ode to thriving in a world that's forcing us to simply survive based solely on the color of our skin. A searing story for our times that challenges prejudices and stereotypes. Farah's unique and courageous voice highlights what it means to live outside society's predefined boxes for Black men." -- Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström, international bestselling author of In Every Mirror She's Black

"Somalian refugee and writer Farah recounts a long record of dehumanization and racism in his adoptive country... An eye-opening, upsetting catalog of indignities that no one should have to suffer in a supposedly free country." -- Kirkus Reviews