New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow‘s highly-anticipated book ☛THE DEVIL KNOW: A BLACK POWER MANIFESTO [pub: Harper] drops today. Catch the author of the bestselling memoir ☛FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES [Houghton Mifflin Harcourt] in virtual conversation with CNN’s Bakari Sellers on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
CHARLES M. BLOW’S MEMOIR FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES IN PAPERBACK
Check out this audio excerpt of The Devil You May Know read by actor JD Jackson:
The Devil You Know Synopsis from HarperCollins:
Race, as we have come to understand it, is a fiction; but, racism, as we have come to live it, is a fact. The point here is not to impose a new racial hierarchy, but to remove an existing one. After centuries of waiting for white majorities to overturn white supremacy, it seems to me that it has fallen to Black people to do it themselves.
Acclaimed columnist and author Charles Blow never wanted to write a “race book.” But as violence against Black people—both physical and psychological—seemed only to increase in recent years, culminating in the historic pandemic and protests of the summer of 2020, he felt compelled to write a new story for Black Americans. He envisioned a succinct, counterintuitive, and impassioned corrective to the myths that have for too long governed our thinking about race and geography in America. Drawing on both political observations and personal experience as a Black son of the South, Charles set out to offer a call to action by which Black people can finally achieve equality, on their own terms.
So what will it take to make lasting change when small steps have so frequently failed? It’s going to take an unprecedented shift in power. The Devil You Know is a groundbreaking manifesto, proposing nothing short of the most audacious power play by Black people in the history of this country. This book is a grand exhortation to generations of a people, offering a road map to true and lasting freedom.