Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?

What It Means to Be Black Now

Foreword by Michael Eric Dyson

About The Book

Now in paperback, “one of the most acutely observed accounts of what it is like to be young, Black, and middle-class in contemporary America…told in a distinctive voice that is often humorous…but always intensely engaging” (Orlando Patterson, The New York Times).

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.

About The Author

Photo by Jonathan Mannion

Touré is a writer, TV host, and host of the influential podcast The Touré Show. He writes for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Nation, Vogue, and many other publications. A former cohost of MSNBC’s The Cycle, he is also the author of Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?, a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, and three other books. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (September 13, 2011)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781439177570

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