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

Asim, Jabari 1962- (author.).
Book Book ([2018])
Description: 193 pages ; 19 cm
Publisher: New York : Picador, [2018]
6 of 6 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Peabody - Peabody Institute Library. (Show preferred library)
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Peabody Main Adult New Nonfiction NEW E 185 .A86 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Bookmobile Beverly Bookmobile Social Science/Essays/Asim (Text to Phone) Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781250174536 (trade pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1250174538 (trade pbk.)
  • Edition: First Edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Summary: 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.
Alternate Title: We cannot breathe
Citation: Asim, Jabari. "We can't breathe : on black lives, white lies, and the art of survival." New York : Picador, 2018.
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