Long Time Coming by Michael Eric Dyson audiobook

Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America

By Michael Eric Dyson
Read by Michael Eric Dyson

Macmillan Audio 9781250276759

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781250808417

  • ISBN: 9781250808417

Runtime: 4.78 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Washington Post Pick of the Month

A Huffington Post Pick for December

A Literary Hub Pick of the Month

This program is read by Michael Eric Dyson. From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop, a passionate call to America to finally reckon with race and start the journey to redemption.

The night of May 25, 2020 changed America. George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis when a white cop suffocated him. The video of that night’s events went viral, sparking the largest protests in the nation’s history and the sort of social unrest we have not seen since the sixties. While Floyd’s death was certainly the catalyst, (heightened by the fact that it occurred during a pandemic whose victims were disproportionately of color) it was in truth the fuse that lit an ever-filling powder keg.

Long Time Coming grapples with the cultural and social forces that have shaped our nation in the brutal crucible of race. In five beautifully argued chapters—each addressed to a black martyr from Breonna Taylor to Rev. Clementa Pinckney—Dyson traces the genealogy of anti-blackness from the slave ship to the street corner where Floyd lost his life—and where America gained its will to confront the ugly truth of systemic racism. Ending with a poignant plea for hope, Dyson’s exciting new book points the way to social redemption. Long Time Coming is a necessary guide to help America finally reckon with race.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin’s Press

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As a narrator, the reverence and tenderness Dyson communicates in his letters—addressed to victims of racist violence…invoke the experience of listening in on a holy epistle. Don’t miss this.” AudioFile
“Each chapter is a letter to what he calls the martyrs of the struggle.” NPR
“Dyson’s grander purpose, perhaps, is to bare the deep wounds left by generations of White-authored violence.” Washington Post
“An unfiltered Marlboro of black pain.” Isabel Wilkerson, New York Times bestselling author
“A brilliant and fiercely eloquent work.” Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Eric Dyson

Author Bio: Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson is one of America’s premier public intellectuals and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tears We Cannot Stop and What Truth Sounds Like. He occupies the distinguished position of university professor of sociology at Georgetown University, is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and is a contributing editor of the New Republic and ESPN’s The Undefeated. Ebony magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans and one of the 150 most powerful blacks in the nation.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 4.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English