It’s really real now. Thank you to all of you who have pre-ordered the book and waited patiently for the roll-out. Pre-ordered copies should start shipping by the end of the week. Also, it looks like the Kindle price has been temporarily lowered, so you should jump on that if you feel so inclined.
I’ll be reading at McNally Jackson Books in SoHo on November 14, with my CUNY colleague Dr. Debarati Biswas. Books will be available at the reading! RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-blackademic-life-tickets-64987959737
The Blackademic Life: Academic Fiction, Higher Education, and the Black Intellectual is set to be released on October 15. It is now available for pre-order.
Here’s a sneak peek at the cover:
I’m looking forward to this book release event on October 24 with fellow Mississippian and CUNY Graduate Center alum, Dr. Stacie McCormick. Her book Staging Black Fugitivity is available now.
See the “Events” tab above for other upcoming activities.
The Blackademic Life: Academic Fiction, Higher Education, and the Black Intellectual
Northwestern University Press
October 15, 2019
Stay tuned for a fall event schedule, coming soon.
Tongues Untied (1989) — Signifyin’ Works and Frameline Distribution
This week Black Perspectives held an online forum, hosted and organized by Keelyn Bradley, on the 30th anniversary of Marlon Riggs’s searing documentary Tongues Untied. My post in the forum is “Black or Gay: Meditations on Tongues Untied at 30.”
Laurence Fishburne as Professor Maurice Phipps in “Higher Learning”
In my first article for The North Star I wrote about John Singleton’s college film Higher Learning and how it is relevant to current conversations about race and higher education.
“Revisiting Racism On Campus In John Singleton’s ‘Higher Learning.”
(The North Star is a pay-walled publication, but they do offer a free trial option.)