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September 5, 2019

Briarpatch Magazine, September 5, 2019

The Canadian state and Black disregard

Review of BlackLife: Post-BLM and the Struggle for Freedom

By Phillip Dwight Morgan 

In BlackLife: Post BLM and the Struggle for Freedom, Rinaldo Walcott and Idil Abdillahi want to change how readers think about Black Canadians. The authors examine Toronto between 1992 and 2005 as a window into Black life. Here, Walcott and Abdillahi coin the term “BlackLife,” arguing that “living Black makes BlackLife inextricable from the mark of its flesh, both historically and in our current time.” Each chapter of BlackLife carefully weaves together analyses of history, philosophy, policy, art, and activism to create a fuller picture of Black Canadian existence. [Read the review at Briarpatch]


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