Now, 18 years after Angela Davis first wrote Are Prisons Obsolete, just how much worse has American’s prison system gotten?
Assata Shakur peppers bits of wisdom throughout her novel of resistance, Assata, on everything from beauty to colonialism, from arrogance to sisterhood.
You may recognize the name Angie Thomas; she’s the author who wrote The Hate U Give (or THUG for short), a debut novel about an African American teenage girl, Starr, whose friend is killed in an incident of police brutality. Starr is forced to decide between her two worlds, (her home and her majority white school) in deciding where she stands. Will she fight for Khalil or hide? The book, rightfully, blew up, gaining much critical acclaim. It has even spent 200 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller’s List. Yep, you read that right. Two hundred weeks! It …
Their book beautifully explores the complexity of a connection as strong as their own, as well as how best to tend to it, nurture it, and make sure it is one that endures.