We can't breathe : on black lives, white lies, and the art of survival

We can't breathe : on black lives, white lies, and the art of survival

Asim, Jabari, 1962- author.


1st ed.

Physical Description
193 pages ; 19 cm.

Getting it twisted -- The elements of strut -- Shooting negroes -- Color him father -- The seer and the seen : on reading and being -- Brick relics -- The thing itself -- Of love and struggle : the limits of respectability -- Selected bibliography.

Subject Term
African Americans -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- History.
Racism -- United States -- History.
Restorative justice -- United States.

Geographic Term
United States -- Race relations.


Asim disrupts what Toni Morrison [calls] the 'master narrative' and replaces it with a story of black survival and persistence through art and community in the face of centuries of racism. In eight ... essays, he explores such topics as the twisted legacy of jokes and falsehoods in black life; the importance of black fathers and community; the significance of black writers and stories; and the beauty and pain of the black body"--Front flap.

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