“. . . [a] daring and provocative celebration of the black radical creativeness within the 20th century.”
—The New York Instances Guide Evaluation
Kelley finds freedom goals on this thrilling historical past of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora within the twentieth century.
Specializing in the visions of activists from C. L. R. James to Aime Cesaire and Malcolm X, Kelley writes of the hope that Communism supplied, the mindscapes of Surrealism, the transformative potential of radical feminism,
and of the four-hundred-year-old dream of reparations for slavery and Jim Crow. From “the preeminent historian of black common tradition” (Cornel West), an inspiring work on the facility of creativeness to rework society.
“Primarily based on Kelley’s perception that to make a greater world we should first think about it, this brilliantly conceived and written ebook recounts the accomplishments of black activists and thinkers over the previous century who’ve been dedicated
to remaking the world.”
Robin D. G.Kelley is professor of historical past and Africana research at New York College and writer of Hammer and Hoe, Race Rebels, and Yo’ Mama’s Disfunktional! (Beacon / 0941-5 / $14.00 pb). He lives in New York Metropolis.