Last Friday, author Kevin Powell posted the cover of his forthcoming book ☛WHEN WE FREE THE WORLD (CURRENT AFFAIRS, CULTURE, & POLITICS) [pub: 2Leaf Press] on his Instagram. His 14th book drops at the top of the year on January 1st. Oh, and he’s already hard at work on his 15th. Salute, bruh.
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PRE-ORDER NEW BOOK by Kevin Powell! WHEN WE FREE THE WORLD, Kevin’s 14th book, is a stunning and brutally honest survey of America, yesterday and today, and what he hopes for its future, through the window of his own very painful personal trials—as #MeToo, Black Lives Matter, mass shootings, immigration, and Donald Trump rotate in the background. The result is a deeply spiritual and emotional reminder of why freedom and justice and equality still remain so elusive for many, in this nation, on this planet. Inspired by the poetic dream montage of Langston Hughes, the prophetic letter sermon of James Baldwin, and Bobby Kennedy’s raw and naked eulogy speech for Dr. King, Powell has created a fearless literary and political manifesto that is a townhall meeting for an America seemingly at war with its own soul. Official release date is JANUARY 1, 2020 and indie bookseller Greenlight Bookstore and Kevin have an arrangement where he WILL SIGN EVERY SINGLE BOOK PRE-ORDERED via Greenlight. LINK TO PRE-ORDER is in my BIO
Per The University Of Chicago Books:
With this collection, Kevin Powell, a writer and civil and human rights activist, presents a stunning and brutally honest survey of his own recent personal trials, a deep dive into the heart and soul of America, and a consideration of the condition of our planet, searching for solutions to bring justice and equality for every human being. As we face a variety of social, political, and ecological troubles, he thoughtfully considers questions of love versus hate and community versus chaos, raised by Dr. King long ago. Powell addresses contemporary concerns about leadership, history, family, parenting, education, the American legal system, racism, sexism, forgiveness, mental health, violence, and what the word “freedom” does and should mean for us all. In this essential volume, Powell’s prose unites the political, personal, and poetic. When We Free the World provides thought-provoking, politically astute, and culturally relevant commentary directed toward an audience concerned with social justice, social issues, and cultural politics.