Jabari Asim is an Associate Professor of Writing at Emerson College, Executive Editor of The Crisis, the NAACP’s magazine, and the author of twelve books, including The N Word: Who Can Say it, Who Shouldn’t and Why; What Obama Means; and A Taste of Honey.
Mockingbird, like Uncle Tom before it, often strikes me as a form of literary ointment for white guilt, meant to soothe outbreaks of conscience while dispelling perceptions of how pervasive white supremacy is.
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Jabari Asim, tonight at Busboys and Poet
“Think Donald Goines sucked of all his cheap seediness and rewritten by a snappy master of dialogue like Raymond Carver and you’re close. It’s the sort of sprawling mini-epic that you can imagine being adapted into the next great HBO show somewhere down the line.”
— Baltimore City Paper