Writing On The Wall: Selected Prison Writings Of Mumia Abu-Jamal
  • Writing On The Wall: Selected Prison Writings Of Mumia Abu-Jamal
  • Writing On The Wall: Selected Prison Writings Of Mumia Abu-Jamal
  • Writing On The Wall: Selected Prison Writings Of Mumia Abu-Jamal
ISBN: 0872866750
EAN13: 9780872866751
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 30, 2015
Pages: 333
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 7.9" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Revolutionary love, revolutionary memory and revolutionary analysis are at work in every page written by Mumia Abu-Jamal . His writings are a wake-up call. He is a voice from our prophetic tradition, speaking to us here, now, lovingly, urgently. Black man, old-school jazz man, freedom fighter, revolutionary--his presence, his voice, his words are the writing on the wall.--Cornel West, from the foreword

From the first slave writings to contemporary hip hop, the canon of African American literature offers a powerful counter-narrative to dominant notions of American culture, history and politics. Resonant with voices of prophecy and resistance, the African American literary tradition runs deep with emancipatory currents that have had an indelible impact on the United States and the world. Mumia Abu-Jamal has been one of our most important contributors to this canon for decades, writing from the confines of the U.S. prison system to give voice to those most silenced by chronic racism, impoverishment and injustice.

Writing on the Wall is a selection of more than 100 previously unpublished essays that deliver Mumia Abu-Jamal's essential perspectives on community, politics, power, and the possibilities of social change in the United States. From Rosa Parks to Edward Snowden, from the Trail of Tears to Ferguson, Missouri, Abu-Jamal addresses a sweeping Read More chevron_right

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