Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

A Young Black Man's Education

Book - 2016
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Baker & Taylor
A journalist describes his education and the experience of young black men against a backdrop of the Obama administration, the death of Trayvon Martin, the career of LeBron James, and other pivotal influences that have shaped race relations in contemporary America.

Perseus Publishing
New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black self-determination for LeBron James, Dave Chappelle, and Frank Ocean.

In Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, Mychal Denzel Smith chronicles his own personal and political education during these tumultuous years, describing his efforts to come into his own in a world that denied his humanity. Smith unapologetically upends reigning assumptions about black masculinity, rewriting the script for black manhood so that depression and anxiety aren't considered taboo, and feminism and LGBTQ rights become part of the fight. The questions Smith asks in this book are urgent--for him, for the martyrs and the tokens, and for the Trayvons that could have been and are still waiting.



Publisher: New York : Nation Books, 2016
ISBN: 9781568585291
1568585292
9781568585284
1568585284
Branch Call Number: 305.896 Sm62i
Characteristics: 224 pages ; 22 cm

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