Given our momentous political turmoil and a still unclear sense of what is to be done, our current issue “Pragmatic Utopias” features “Get in Formation: Black Women’s Participation in the Women’s March on Washington as an Act of Pragmatic Utopianism,” a thoughtful and deeply informative essay by Tehama Lopez Bunyasi & Candis Watts Smith. After all, if anything points the way forward—or orients us towards movement—it is clearly Black women’s thought and activism. This issue also includes Erik Gleibermann’s “Challenging the Stigma of an All-Black School: The Selma High Story,” a reflection on the legacy and possibilities of all-Black education in the wake of the failure of the “post-racial” and, arguably, of state-sanctioned multiculturalism. “We Are Not an Organically City People”: Black Modernity and the Afterimages of Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust” is an innovative essay by Pacharee Sudhinaraset that returns to the work of filmmaker Julie Dash through a post-Lemonade lens. Finally, the issue features Bernie Lombardi’s pointed interview with acclaimed queer Nigerian writer, Chinelo Okparanta.
For a limited time, we are offering free access to download and read the introduction by senior editor, Shireen Lewis, here. Readers can also download and read “Get in Formation: Black Women’s Participation in the Women’s March on Washington as an Act of Pragmatic Utopianism.”
Upcoming issues include:
- Our final issue of 2018. Projected content includes the following:
- Organized Disorder: The New York City Jail Rebellion of 1970, by Orisanmi Burton
- An interview with Eisner Award winning artist, professor, and frequent TBS cover art contributor John Jennings about his graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Kindred
- The Political Legacy of Thabo Mbeki, by Sanya Osha
- Blackness and Becoming: Edouard Glissant’s Retour, by TBS editor-in-chief, Louis Chude-Sokei
- And, as always, more book reviews!
- Black Queer and Trans Aesthetics
- Black Masculinities and the Matter of Vulnerability
- Black Performance
- At the Limits of Desire: Black Radical Pleasure
- Black Girlhood
- And more exciting content to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2020!