For the first time ever we have two authors on The Stacks at once, and we are thrilled about it. Today we talk to Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin the co-authors of How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance. We discuss the importance of diverse Black voices being represented in the book, how Solomon and Rankin worked together to create it, and the importance of a book proposal. Plus we talk about how small acts of resistance have a big place in the fight against white supremacy.
There are no spoilers on this episode.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. If you’d like to support your local independent bookstore, you can shop through IndieBound.
- How We Fight White Supremacy by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin
- “The Short Stacks 12: Damon Young//What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker” (The Stacks)
- Damon Young
- Harry Belafonte
- Mia Birdsong
- Ayana Byrd
- “The F.B.I.’s Dangerous Crackdown on ‘Black Identity Extremists’” ( Khaled A. Beydoun and Justin Hansford, The New York Times)
- Assata by Assata Shakur
- Heavy by Kiese Laymon
- Get Down by Asali Solomon
- But Some of Us Are Brave edited by Akasha (Gloria T.) Hull, Patricia Bell-Scott, and Barbara Smith
- Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
- “Song of Myself” Walt Whitman
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