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We can't breathe : on black lives, white lies, and the art of survival
Title:
We can't breathe : on black lives, white lies, and the art of survival
ISBN:
9781250174536
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Description:
193 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents:
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.
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Summary:
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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