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.

ISBN: 9781666581768

ISBN-10: 9781666581768

Publisher: Beacon Press

Publication Date: 09/01/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/23/2022 - 12:00am

Language: English


Ethnic Studies - American - African American & Black Studies

United States - 20th Century

Popular Culture