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My mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And the last stand of the angry white man.

Author: Kevin Powell
Publisher: New York : Atria Books 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : Biography : English : First Atria editionView all editions and formats
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"Written in the tradition of works by Joan Didion, bell hooks, Toni Morrison, and Eve Ensler, a provocative and soul-searching 'autobiography of America'--the past, the present, and the future Kevin Powell wants for us all, through the lens and lives of three major figures: his mother, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. Ten short years ago, Barack Obama became president of the United States, and changed the course of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Named Person: Kevin Powell; Kevin Powell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Powell
ISBN: 9781501198809 1501198807
OCLC Number: 1050178721
Description: xvi, 284 pages: 23 cm
Contents: Allow me to re-introduce myself? --
Letter to a young man --
Will racism ever end? Will I ever stop being a ______? --
The day our Prince died --
A letter to Tupac Shakur --
Why Baltimore is burning --
Cam Newton, and the killing of a mockingbird --
The liner notes for the a Tribe Called Quest greatest hits album that never happened --
Jay-Z and the remaking of his manhood, or, the crumpled and forgotten freedom papers of Mr. Shawn Carter --
Me and Muhammad Ali --
Hamilton, O.J. Simpson, Orlando, gun violence, and what the 4th of July, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the Dallas and Baton Rouge police shootings mean to me --
Prodigy and the America that raised him --
Re-defining manhood : Harvey Weinstein and how his toxic manhood is our toxic manhood, too --
My mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. and the last stand of the angry white man.
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"Written in the tradition of works by Joan Didion, bell hooks, Toni Morrison, and Eve Ensler, a provocative and soul-searching 'autobiography of America'--the past, the present, and the future Kevin Powell wants for us all, through the lens and lives of three major figures: his mother, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. Ten short years ago, Barack Obama became president of the United States, and changed the course of history. Ten short years ago, our America was hailed globally as a breathtaking example of democracy, as a rainbow coalition of everyday people marching to the same drum beat. We had finally overcome. But did we? Both the presidencies of Obama and Donald Trump have produced some of the ugliest divides in history: horrific racial murders, non-stop mass shootings, the explosion of attacks on immigrants and on the LGBTQ community, the rise of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, a massive gap between the haves and the have-nots, and legions of women stepping forth to challenge sexual violence--and men--in all forms. In this gripping new collection of thirteen essays, My Mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And the Last Stand of the Angry White Man., Kevin Powell interweaves brutally honest personal stories with the saga of America, then and now. Be it politics, sports, pop culture, hip-hop music, mental health, racism, sexism, or his very complicated relationship with his mother, these impassioned essays are not merely a mirror of who we are, but also who and what Powell thinks we ought to be"--

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"Kevin Powell's writing never fails to be both profoundly insightful and brilliantly inciting. His words are unassuming daggers, piercing the skin of racism in America, gender inequality, misogyny, Read more...

 
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