Black Lives, American Love: Essays on Race and Resilience

Black Lives, American Love: Essays on Race and Resilience

by D.B. Maroon
Black Lives, American Love: Essays on Race and Resilience

Black Lives, American Love: Essays on Race and Resilience

by D.B. Maroon

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Overview

"An eloquent and perceptive series of essays on Black lives in America" — Kirkus Reviews

In this hard-hitting collection of essays, D.B. Maroon presents a personal biography of America, Blackness, and racial politics with unflinching style, and delivers a relentless truth-telling on some of the country’s fiercest debates and most profound challenges.

 
From the birthplace of the Black Lives Matter movement to the murders of unarmed Black people, this essay collection invites readers to ask questions as much as it asks for accountability. Moving through debates on the 1619 Project to the rippling impact of resurgent white nationalism, the golden thread of each essay is the hopeful continuance of the Black community, as well as a call to greater truth as the first step toward reconciliation.
 
Intersectional, personal, and ultimately centered on truth, love, and perseverance, Black Lives, American Love details and tends to the fractures in American culture. It is a meditation on how we can all do more to secure America’s vastly beautiful possibilities for all its citizens, rather than a few.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641609326
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/07/2023
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 1,052,143
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

D.B. Maroon is an expert on American culture, an anthropologist, and CEO of an urban research institute. Her essays have been published in The Themed Space: Locating Culture,Nation, and Self and Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay/Lesbian Identity. A committed public scholar, she's appeared in Bustle, Shape, Healthline, and Women's Health. She holds a PhD in anthropology from UC Santa Cruz.

Table of Contents

1 Black Lives: Truth Telling
2 Hope and Rage
3 Sun Jumping
4 An Agape Village
5 The Great Gentrification
6 Representation
7 Mahicantuk: An Ever Giving River
8 Creating Blackness
9 Black Space
10 Black Spectrums
11 Lil’ Bit uh Luck
12 Firekeepers
13 Black ’n’ Blue: On State Violence
14 9/11: 2001–2021
15 Real Talk
16 Movements After May
17 The United States of America: Origin Stories
18 American Love
Acknowledgments
Notes
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