Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination
Our imagination may be the most revolutionary tool available to us, and yet we have failed to understand its political importance and recognize it as a powerful social force. From Paul Robeson to Aime Cesaire to Jayne Cortez, Robin D. G. Kelley unearths freedom dreams in African and Third World liberation movements, in the hope that Communism offered, in the imaginative mindscapes of Surrealism, in the transformative potential of radical feminism, and in the four-hundred-year-old dream of reparations for slavery and Jim Crow. With Freedom Dreams, Kelley affirms his place as ""a major new voice on the intellectual left"" (Frances Fox Piven) and shows us that any serious movement toward freedom must begin in the mind.
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication Date: 09/01/2022 - 12:00am
On Sale: 08/23/2022 - 12:00am