Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?

What It Means to Be Black Now

Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?

Foreword by: Michael Eric Dyson
In this provocative book, writer and cultural critic Touré explores the concept of Post-Blackness: the ability for someone to be rooted in but not restricted by their race. Drawing on his own experiences and those of 105 luminaries, he argues that racial identity should be understood as fluid, complex, and self-determined.
  • Atria Books | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439177563 | 
  • July 2012

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Touré reads from: WHO’S AFRAID OF POST BLACKNESS?

Touré discusses the “rules of blackness” and creates a provocative look at the state of race in America.

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Touré is a cohost of MSNBC’s The Cycle and a columnist for Time.com. He is the author of four books, including Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?, a New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon. He lives in Brooklyn.

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