9781250174536-1250174538-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

ISBN-13: 9781250174536
ISBN-10: 1250174538
Author: Asim, Jabari
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Picador
Format: Paperback 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781250174536
ISBN-10: 1250174538
Author: Asim, Jabari
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Picador
Format: Paperback 208 pages

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Acknowledged authors Asim, Jabari wrote We Can't Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival comprising 208 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1250174538 and 9781250174536. Since then We Can't Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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A Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

Insightful and searing essays that celebrate the vibrancy and strength of black history and culture in America by critically acclaimed writer Jabari Asim

In We Can’t Breathe, Jabari Asim disrupts what Toni Morrison has exposed as 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 wide-ranging and penetrating 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. What emerges is a rich portrait of a community and culture that has resisted, survived, and flourished despite centuries of racism, violence, and trauma. These thought-provoking essays present a different side of American history, one that doesn’t depend on a narrative steeped in oppression but rather reveals black voices telling their own stories.

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