[act-ma] 4/27 Johanna Fernandez, Writing on the Wall - Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Mon Apr 25 06:51:12 PDT 2016

  Johanna Fernandez, Writing on the Wall

"Revolutionary love, revolutionary memory and revolutionary analysis are 
at work in every page written by Mumia Abu-Jamal. His writings are a 
wake-up call. He is a voice from our prophetic tradition, speaking to us 
here, now, lovingly, urgently. Black man, old-school jazz man, freedom 
fighter, revolutionary--his presence, his voice, his words are the 
writing on the wall." -- Cornel West, from the foreword

>From the first slave writings to contemporary hip hop, the canon of 
African American literature offers a powerful counter-narrative to 
dominant notions of American culture, history and politics. Resonant 
with voices of prophecy and resistance, the African American literary 
tradition runs deep with emancipatory currents that have had an 
indelible impact on the United States and the world. Mumia Abu-Jamal has 
been one of our most important contributors to this canon for decades, 
writing from the confines of the U.S. prison system to give voice to 
those most silenced by chronic racism, impoverishment and injustice.

/Writing on the Wall/ is a selection of more than 100 previously 
unpublished essays that deliver Mumia Abu-Jamal's essential perspectives 
on community, politics, power, and the possibilities of social change in 
the United States. >From Rosa Parks to Edward Snowden, from the Trail of 
Tears to Ferguson, Missouri, Abu-Jamal addresses a sweeping range of 
contemporary and historical issues. Written mostly during his years of 
solitary confinement on Death Row, these essays are a testament to 
Abu-Jamal's often prescient insight, and his revolutionary perspective 
brims with hope, encouragement and profound faith in the possibility of 

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist and author of two 
best-selling books, /Live From Death Row/ and /Death Blossoms/.

Johanna Fernández is a Fulbright Scholar and Professor of History at 
Baruch College in New York City.

    Event date:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 7:00pm

    Event address:

Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140

    Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal
    (Paperback) <http://www.portersquarebooks.com/book/9780872866751>

By Mumia Abu Jamal 
Johanna Fernandez 
<http://www.portersquarebooks.com/search/author/%22Fernandez%2C%20Johanna%22> (Editor)
*ISBN:* 9780872866751
*Availability:* On Our Shelves Now
*Published:* City Lights Books - June 30th, 2015

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