Imani Perry is an American interdisciplinary scholar of race, law, literature, and African-American culture. She is currently the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.
5 books on the list
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The Meaning of Soul
Black Music and Resilience since the 1960s (Refiguring American Music)
In The Meaning of Soul, Emily J. Lordi proposes a new understanding of this famously elusive concept. In the 1960s, Lordi argues, soul came to signify a cultural belief in black resilience, which was enacted through musical practices—inventive cover versions, falsetto vocals, ad-libs, and false endings. Through these soul techniques, artists such a...
@ejlordi @jwilli7 @pch9857 @annkpowers @JoyWhite2 ❤️ (And I love the Soul book!) – source
Imani PerrySep 14, 2020
A prize-winning poet argues that blackness acts as the caesura between human and nonhuman, man and animal.Throughout US history, black people have been configured as sociolegal nonpersons, a subgenre of the human. Being Property Once Myself delves into the literary imagination and ethical concerns that have emerged from this experience. Each chapte...
This book is extraordinary. – source
Imani PerryJun 11, 2020
Just got emotional thinking about my great aunt Avie who died suddenly while canvassing for the @NAACP back when it was an illegal organization in Alabama. related book suggestion: Patricia Sullivan’s Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and The Making of the Civil Rights Movement. – source
Imani PerryJan 10, 2020
@ruha9 It is such a brilliant book!! ❤️❤️❤️ – source
Imani PerryMay 19, 2019
@JoshundaSanders @victorlavalle I *love* that book! – source
Imani PerryApr 13, 2019