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Death Blossoms - Reflections from a Prisoner of Conscience, Expanded Edition (Paperback): Mumia Abu-Jamal Death Blossoms - Reflections from a Prisoner of Conscience, Expanded Edition (Paperback)
Mumia Abu-Jamal; Foreword by Cornel West; Preface by Julia Wright; Introduction by Mumia Abu-Jamal
R336 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R58 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Profound meditations on life, death, freedom, family, and faith, written by radical Black journalist, Mumia Abu-Jamal, while he was awaiting his execution. "Uncompromising, disturbing . . . Abu-Jamal's voice has the clarity and candor of a man whose impending death emboldens him to say what is on his mind without fear of consequence."-The Boston Globe "A brilliant, lucid meditation on the moral obligation of political commitment by a deeply ethical-and deeply wronged-human being. Mumia should be freed, now."-Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. University Professor & Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University "A brilliant, powerful book by a prophetic writer . . . his language glows with an affirming flame."-Jonathan Kozol, author of Death at an Early Age and Rachel and Her Children Journalist and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal has been imprisoned since 1982 for the killing of a police officer, a crime he steadfastly maintained he did not commit. In 1996, after serving more than a decade on death row, and with the likelihood of execution looming, he began receiving regular visits from members of the Bruderhof spiritual community, a group of refugees from Hitler's Germany. Inspired by these encounters, Mumia began to write a series of personal essays reflecting on his search for spiritual meaning within a society plagued by materialism, hypocrisy, and violence. "Many people say it is insane to resist the system," writes Mumia, "but actually it is insane not to." This expanded edition of Death Blossoms brings a classic, influential work back into print with a new introduction by Mumia, and includes the entire text of a groundbreaking report by Amnesty International detailing the legal improprieties and chronic injustices that marred his trial. Praise for Death Blossoms, Expanded Edition: "For years in my classrooms I have watched Death Blossoms do its luminous work. It has awakened the conscience of so many of my student readers. Once awakened, they begin to shoulder the disciplines of its revolutionary knowing, moral passion, historical precision and clarity of reason. No wonder repressive powers seek death for this prisoner of conscience. Alas for them, Mumia still lives. From streets to classrooms and back, Death Blossoms keeps opening up consciences, hearts, and minds for our revolutionary work."-Mark Lewis Taylor, Professor of Theology and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, and author of The Theological and the Political: On the Weight of the World "Targeted by the FBI's COINTELPRO for his revolutionary politics, imprisoned, and sentenced to death, Mumia found freedom in resistance. His reflections here-on race, spirituality, on struggle, and life-illuminate this path to freedom for us all."-Joshua Bloom, co-author with Waldo E. Martin Jr. of Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party "In this revised edition of his groundbreaking work, Death Blossoms, convicted death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal tackles hard and existential questions, searching for God and a greater meaning in a caged life that may be cut short if the state has its way and takes his life. As readers follow Mumia's journey through his poems, short essays, and longer musings, they will learn not only about this singular individual who has retained his humanity despite the ever present threat of execution, but also about themselves and our society: what we are willing to tolerate and who we are willing to cast aside. If there is any justice, Mumia will prevail in his battle for his life and for his freedom."-Lara Bazelon, author of Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful Conviction "Mumia Abu-Jamal has challenged us to see the prison at the center of a long history of US oppression, and he has inspired us to keep faith with ordinary struggles against injustice under the most terrible odds and circumstances. Written more than two decades ago, Death Blossoms helps us to see beyond prison walls; it is as timely and as necessary as the day it was published."-Nikhil Pal Singh, founding faculty director of the NYU Prison Education Program, author of Race and America's Long War "For over three decades, the words of Mumia Abu-Jamal have been tools many young activists have used to connect the dots of empire, racism, and resistance. The welcome reissue of Death Blossoms is a chance to reconnect with Abu-Jamal's prophetic voice, one that needs to be heard now more than ever."-Hilary Moore and James Tracy, co-authors of No Fascist USA!, The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements

Peace in the Storm - "Perfect Peace in the Midst of Life's Scariest Storms" (Paperback): Julie a Keene Peace in the Storm - "Perfect Peace in the Midst of Life's Scariest Storms" (Paperback)
Julie a Keene; Julia Wright Fortenberry
R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
State Grant Libraries (Hardcover): Julia Wright Merrill State Grant Libraries (Hardcover)
Julia Wright Merrill
R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Million Too Much... (Paperback): Julia Wright A Million Too Much... (Paperback)
Julia Wright
R583 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R106 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
State Grant Libraries (Paperback): Julia Wright Merrill State Grant Libraries (Paperback)
Julia Wright Merrill
R405 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R72 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Men with Stakes - Masculinity and the Gothic in Us Television (Hardcover): Julia Wright Men with Stakes - Masculinity and the Gothic in Us Television (Hardcover)
Julia Wright
R1,896 Discovery Miles 18 960 Out of stock

Men with stakes builds on recent discussions of television Gothic by examining the ways in which the Gothic mode is deployed specifically to call into question televisual realism and, with it, conventional depictions of masculinity. Released from the mandate of realism to describe the world as it is supposed to be, television Gothic calls attention to the constructedness of gender - and therefore to the possibility of re-imagining men's agency, authority and the legitimated forms of knowledge with which men are traditionally associated (science in particular). In this context, after an overview of Gothic television's larger history, this study discusses in some depth seven series from the last two decades: American Gothic, Millennium, Angel, Carnivale, Point Pleasant, Supernatural and American Horror Story. -- .

The Boston Gun Project (Paperback): Julia Wright The Boston Gun Project (Paperback)
Julia Wright
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Out of stock
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in an Era of Oil Scarcity - Lessons from Cuba (Hardcover): Julia Wright Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in an Era of Oil Scarcity - Lessons from Cuba (Hardcover)
Julia Wright
R2,050 R1,794 Discovery Miles 17 940 Save R256 (12%) Out of stock

When other nations are forced to rethink their agricultural and food security strategies in light of the post-peak oil debate, they only have one living example to draw from: that of Cuba in the 1990s. Based on the first and, up till now, only systematic and empirical study to come out of Cuba on this topic, this book examines how the nation successfully headed off its own food crisis after the dissolution of the Soviet Bloc in the early 1990s. It identifies the policies and practices required for such an achievement under conditions of petroleum-scarcity, and in doing so it challenges the more common, free market development approach as encouraged in other food-insecure countries and regions. Paradoxically, the book debunks the myth that Cuba turned to a widespread organic approach to agriculture, a myth that is perpetuated by the majority of visitors to the country, who only encounter urban gardens. In rural regions, to which the author had authorized access, high-input and integrated agriculture was the intention, although practice was hampered by the fluctuations in availability of agrochemicals and fuel. Cuban institutions and individuals were confronted with a series of challenges to going down the organic route, and these challenges are identified as those that other countries will also have to face as they attempt to develop more sustainable, organic farming systems. The book counters the rhetoric of international policy on achieving sustainable agriculture and food security for developing countries in the context of dwindling global supplies of fossil fuels, and provides useful learning material for the current fledgling attempts at energy descent plans and the mainstreaming ofeco-living in industrialized nations.

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