Defying the tomb : selected prison writings and art of Kevin "Rashid" Johnson : featuring exchanges with an outlaw.
|Author / Creator:||Johnson, Kevin Rashid.|
|Imprint:||Montreal, Quebec : Kersplebedeb, 2010.|
|Description:||386 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm|
|Subject:||Johnson, Kevin Rashid.|
Black Panther Party.
Prisoners' writings, American.
Prisoners -- United States -- Correspondence.
African American prisoners.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/9097202|
|Summary:||Follow the author's odyssey from lumpen drug dealer to prisoner, to revolutionary New Afrikan, a teacher and mentor, one of a new generation rising of prison intellectuals. This book consists primarily of letters between Rashid and Outlaw, another revolutionary New Afrikan prisoner, smuggled between the segregation wing and general population over a period of months. These comrades educate themselves - and us as well - on Marxism and Maoism, the Five-Percenters, Dialectical Materialism, Dead Prez, Capitalism, Racism, Imperialism, Class Struggle, Revolutionary Nationalism, New Afrikan Independence, Psychology, and a host of other subjects, as they grapple with how to promote revolutionary consciousness in the most hostile of environments. Rashid has been in prison for twenty years - the past eighteen of which in segregation (solitary confinement). Shortly after this correspondence between himself and Outlaw, he and his comrade Shaka Sankofa Zulu founded the New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapter. The NABPP-PC has since developed branches in various prisons across the U.S. empire and has its own newsletter, Right On! A number of Rashid's essays written as Minister of Defense of the NABPP-PC are also included in this book.|
|Physical Description:||386 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm|