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NYWC Black Revolutionary Literature Workshop

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Black Revolutionary Literature


What did you do with your freedom? The question pulses like a heartbeat through Black Revolutionary Literature. One answer is bearing witness. Frederick Douglass used his autobiography to spotlight slavery. A century and half later, Assata Shakur aimed her autobiography like a magnifying glass on institutional racism. The traditional deep structure is the slave narrative in which freedom is achieved through literal or ideological, literacy. Our workshop will examine, who is the implicit reader of Black witness texts? Is it white? If so, how does that shape the author's voice. What is the presentation of the Black body depending on the ideology or implicit reader? Have we freed our imagination from the white gaze to imagine a new freedom for this new world?

Author's Bio: Nicholas Powers is a poet, journalist and Associate Professor of Literature at SUNY Old Westbury. His second book The Ground Below Zero: 911 to Burning Man, New Orleans to Darfur, Haiti to Occupy Wall Street was published by Upset Press in 2013. His writings have appeared in The Indypendent, The Village Voice, Truth-Out and Alternet.

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