Angela Davis: An Autobiography

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Haymarket Books
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 1.55 pounds

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About the Author
Angela Y. Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is an outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited, writing on Black liberation, prison abolition, the intersections of race, gender, and class, and international solidarity with Palestine. She is the author of several books, including Freedom is a Constant Struggle, and Women, Race, and Class, and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is the subject of the acclaimed documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners and is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz

"Angela Davis has spent more than 50 years working for social justice. This summer, society started to catch up."
--Ava Duvernay, Vanity Fair

"An activist. An author. A scholar. An abolitionist. A legend."
--Ibram X. Kendi

"Angela Davis: An Autobiography
is riveting; as fresh and relevant today as it was almost 50 years ago.
The words fire off the page with humour, anger and eloquence."
--The Guardian

the world knew what intersectionality was, the scholar, writer and
activist was living it, arguing not just for Black liberation, but for
the rights of women and queer and transgender people as well."
--New York Times

"Now, nearly fifty years after its first publication in 1974, Davis has brought forth a new edition of Angela Davis: An Autobiography, a landmark text of left-wing Black politics.... The power of An Autobiography lies in Davis's understanding of both the tremendous forces assembled against her generation's dreams of a new society and the ideas and actions of her cohort that stalled their forward momentum. She distills how male supremacy undermined the leadership of Black women and introduced authoritarianism and intolerance into more general debates over the politics, strategy, and tactics of the movement. Today, the struggle for Black liberation has taken new form and exists in an altogether different context, but the endless assault on Black life continues to make that pursuit necessary." --Keeanga-Yahmatta Taylor, New York Review of Books

anyone is qualified to make an assessment on the current situation, it
is Angela Davis. She has spent five decades as an intellectual
campaigning for racial justice, yet the causes she has pursued - prison
reform, defunding the police, restructuring the bail system - had, until
recently, been considered too radical for mainstream political
--The Guardian

"As an
iconic educator, scholar, and leader in the civil rights movement,
Angela Davis is an obligatory add to your list of must-read black
--O Magazine

"Angela Davis: An Autobiography
continues to fulfill that goal as the rare book that even almost 50
years later feels timely and relevant. Maybe too relevant, considering
how little has changed in the interim."
--Los Angeles Times

new edition of the autobiography is meant to bring Davis and her story
to a new generation of readers, who can still identify with her
experiences. Still a key work in the areas of prison abolition and
feminism, this reissue of a classic autobiography deserves a place of
honor in any collection."
--Library Journal