Recently at Haymarket Books I have been in close proximity to some amazing and admirable people. It is exciting to be around writers like Gary Younge who writes for the Guardian and authored a Haymarket Books title that I mentioned in a previous blog, The Speech: the Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Dream. I was at an event where he spoke about the Trayvon Martin verdict. He read a portion of an article he wrote for the Guardian about his thoughts on the night the verdict was announced. Roger Bonair-Agard was also present at the same event, where he read a excerpt from another Haymarket title, Bury my Clothes . This event was amazing and I am glad that I am even in an indirect way associated with these wonderful writers of truth. Here is a picture of Gary Younge reading his excerpt from the article I mentioned above:
I was doing some research about him, to write this blog, and I discovered that he wrote a book called No Place like Home: a Black Briton’s Journey through the American South. (He is from Britain)I cannot wait to read this book (after graduating Shimer of course!) In the past, I have wondered what it would be like for a black foreigner to experience the racial tension in America and compare it to their native country. This experience could only lead to amazing discoveries and great socio-political analysis! Can’t wait to read it!
The other author with whom I have been in somewhat close proximity is Roger Bonair-Agard. Here is a picture of him reading an excerpt from his book at the event I mentioned above:
That is all for this blog post! As always...