Join us in store at 7PM for a reading and book signing of Jabari Asim’s powerful new essay collection, “We Can’t Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival.”
This event is free to the public and promises to be a great discussion!
DATE: THURSDAY, December 6, 2018
LOCATION: Papercuts J.P. - 5 Green Street, Boston, MA 02130
Praise for We Can’t Breathe:
"A collection of essays that go wide and deep into the black experience in America. As a former editor and columnist for the Washington Post and editor-in-chief of the NAACP's The Crisis, Asim brings an impressive breadth of experience to these pieces. He places current events within the context of a legacy that is literary, political, and cultural, as well as racial, with a voice that is both compelling and convincing...A sharp vision that challenges readers to shift perspective and examine conventional narratives." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“In this small but expansive collection of essays, writer and cultural critic Asim draws on the full breadth of black history in the United States, illuminating the story of black resilience though the centuries....Melding the personal with the national and cultural, this collection is a must-read."- Publishers Weekly
About Jabari Asim:
Jabari Asim was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. For eleven years, he was an editor at The Washington Post, where he also wrote a syndicated column on politics, popular culture and social issues, and he served for ten years as the editor in chief of Crisis magazine, the NAACP's flagship journal of politics, culture and ideas. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts and the author of six books for adults, including The N Word, and nine books for children.