“Black Voices,” researched and curated by Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor, is an anthology featuring a vivid mosaic of over 60 carefully chosen quotations that amplify the voices of revered historical icons alongside the compelling narratives of contemporary and lesser-known Black voices. Diving into the diverse perspectives within the Black experience, the book is a gateway to a deeper understanding of Black culture and its intricate historical tapestry.
Highlighting the contributions of Black writers, artists, scholars, activists, politicians, and more, each quotation is complemented by a concise biography of its respective speaker. From luminaries like bell hooks to the impactful words of Barack Obama, the quotes encapsulated in “Black Voices” span a multitude of aspects encompassing Black lives.
Themes include Culture and History, Education, Justice, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, and Race and Racism.
“I’m very interested in, ‘What does it mean for us to cultivate together?’ Community that allows for risk, the risk of knowing someone outside your own boundaries, the risk that is love. There is no love that does not involve risk.”—bell hooks, African American feminist scholar
The book also features the vibrant artwork of six Black artists across the Diaspora, including Nigerian artist Affen Sefun and Bahamian painter Nicole Collie.
“Black Voices” stands as an indispensable compendium, offering profound insights into Pan-African culture and history. Purchase a copy on Quarto.com.
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