Black on Black: On Our Resilience and Brilliance in America (Original)


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Hanover Square Press
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5.65 X 8.53 X 0.83 inches | 0.68 pounds

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About the Author

Daniel Black is an author and professor of African American studies at Clark Atlanta University. His books include The Coming, Perfect Peace and They Tell Me of a Home. He is the winner of the Distinguished Writer Award from the Middle-Atlantic Writer's Association and has been nominated for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, the Ernest J. Gaines Award, and the Georgia Author of the Year Award. He was raised in Blackwell, Arkansas, and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


"Intimate, wide-ranging, and sharply argued, this is an inspirational call for a more inclusive vision of Black community."--Publishers Weekly

"Daniel Black takes his talent for writing about inexplicable pain and tells the stories of the marginalized. From police brutality to queer representation in the Black church, Daniel Black gives voice to experiences that show the remarkable resilience that has taken place, a collective celebration of fortitude and survival. A cultural criticism with stories that must be told."--SheReads

"Black's new collection of essays dig deep into Blackness, history and racial tension in this country, while simultaneously serving as a powerful call to action and a celebration of Black culture."--NPR

"Black on Black is a tour de force. Brilliant. Passionate. Deeply caring. One reads these essays and feels immediately enveloped in Daniel Black's love--even when he challenges you or when you might disagree. I really needed to read this book in these trying times."--Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., New York Times bestselling author of Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

"In a very real sense, the moral and ethical imperative of Black on Black is to speak a truth that renders black lives sacred, valued, and luminous. In this sense, like many of my generation, Daniel Black announces a prophetic lineage that places him among Baldwin's progeny, a fierce and passionate wish for the community, indeed the country, to heal and hold itself by standards that emerge from within rather than without, an unapologetic love that runs like fire beneath the history of skin. Black on Black is tender. Beautiful. Fierce beyond measure."--Major Jackson poet and author of The Absurd Man

"Daniel Black is one of our most treasured authors. Black on Black takes on a confessional mode, the stirring of a soul that shines a bright light on too many untold truths. Writers often write by hiding themselves between the pages of their books. There is no hiding in the shadows here, for we see the full evolution of Black's brilliance, his queerness, his blackness, his love of the written word. Engaging the familiar and unpacking the unfamiliar makes Daniel Black both witness and much needed prophet for our times. A book you will not want to put down and will be excited to share."--Maryemma Graham, University of Kansas Professor of English and Founding Director, Project on the History of Black Writing