Freedom Dreams

The Black Radical Imagination
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.50 hours)
Product Number: Z100143231
Released: Sep 04, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780807093290
Narrator/s: J.D. Jackson
Publisher: Beacon Press
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Kelley unearths freedom dreams in this exciting history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora in the twentieth century. Focusing on the visions of activists from C. L. R. James to Aime Cesaire and Malcolm X, Kelley writes of the hope that Communism offered, 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 popular culture' (Cornel West), an inspiring work on the power of imagination to transform society.

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Author(s): Robin D.G. Kelley
Original Publish Date: Apr 17, 2018

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Author(s): Robin D.G. Kelley
Product Number DD41691
Released: Nov 20, 2018
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ISBN: #9781974924752
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Author(s): Robin D.G. Kelley
Product Number EB00185138
Released: Jan 17, 2014
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Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: #9780807009789

Professional reviews

"JD Jackson capably narrates this simultaneously erudite and concise primer on African-American revolutionary thought. In reviewing the history of the past century, Kelley focuses on radical thinkers and movements as they relate to the meaning and practice of individual freedom. In doing so, he delves into the complexity of race, class, and gender, exploring why revolution has yet to be fully realized. Steady and even, Jackson navigates Kelley's heady examination well, though there are passages that would benefit from varied inflection. However, Jackson's tone lifts effectively in the final chapter as Kelley argues that the pathway toward liberation lies in surrealism, a way of thinking that elevates the imagination as the singular weapon to defeat oppression. A.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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