Nigger

Nigger
Author: Randall Kennedy
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780307538918
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Release: 2008-12-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It’s “the nuclear bomb of racial epithets,” a word that whites have employed to wound and degrade African Americans for three centuries. Paradoxically, among many black people it has become a term of affection and even empowerment. The word, of course, is nigger, and in this candid, lucidly argued book the distinguished legal scholar Randall Kennedy traces its origins, maps its multifarious connotations, and explores the controversies that rage around it. Should blacks be able to use nigger in ways forbidden to others? Should the law treat it as a provocation that reduces the culpability of those who respond to it violently? Should it cost a person his job, or a book like Huckleberry Finn its place on library shelves? With a range of reference that extends from the Jim Crow south to Chris Rock routines and the O. J. Simpson trial, Kennedy takes on not just a word, but our laws, attitudes, and culture with bracing courage and intelligence.

Nigger

Nigger
Author: Dick Gregory,Robert Lipsyte
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780593086155
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Release: 2019-06-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory’s million-copy-plus bestselling memoir—now in trade paperback for the first time. “Powerful and ugly and beautiful...a moving story of a man who deeply wants a world without malice and hate and is doing something about it.”—The New York Times Fifty-five years ago, in 1964, an incredibly honest and revealing memoir by one of the America's best-loved comedians and activists, Dick Gregory, was published. With a shocking title and breathtaking writing, Dick Gregory defined a genre and changed the way race was discussed in America. Telling stories that range from his hardscrabble childhood in St. Louis to his pioneering early days as a comedian to his indefatigable activism alongside Medgar Evers and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Gregory's memoir riveted readers in the sixties. In the years and decades to come, the stories and lessons became more relevant than ever, and the book attained the status of a classic. The book has sold over a million copies and become core text about race relations and civil rights, continuing to inspire readers everywhere with Dick Gregory's incredible story about triumphing over racism and poverty to become an American legend.

The Nigger in You

The Nigger in You
Author: J. W. Wiley
Pages: 221
ISBN: 9781579229863
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Release: 2013
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Is there a "nigger" in you? If you have attempted to avoid and/or escape oppression, been made to feel as if you are a problem, been treated as "lesser than" or even like a criminal, all just because you are different in a given context, then what Dr. J. W. Wiley asserts through the title of this book inescapably applies to you. Through any of our multiple identities--our socio-economic class, level of education, gender, disability, age, race, sexual orientation, or religion--we are all potential victims as well as perpetrators of denigrating language and discrimination. Dr. Wiley borrows the agency of nigger to re-frame the word as no longer just a racial term but one that symbolizes many of the ways we disrespect or bully one another, are inconsiderate of one another, prejudge one another, and internalize our demonization. He defines the word in a way that demonstrates its equivalence to other dysfunctional language (retard, bitch, fag, trailer trash, etc.) that suggests that those so targeted are unworthy of consideration in our society. By creating a conversation around such language, Dr. Wiley challenges us to recognize that, when we give in to our prejudices and stereotypes, the "nigger in you" is what we are apt to see when we encounter those different from ourselves. By dissecting the offensive language we often use, consciously or unconsciously, Dr. Wiley provokes us to recognize that, since every one of us has multiple identities beyond just the color of our skin, it is virtually impossible for most of us not to have felt the sting of oppression or the power of privilege. Consequently, it is morally incumbent on us to contest and ultimately transcend oppression wherever we encounter it, to respect the humanity of those different from us, and become allies in the war to protect and advance people's right to be different. Through personal stories, scholarship, poetry, commentary on current affairs, lyrics, and his experiences as a Black man both rooted in African American culture and the culture of the academy, Dr. Wiley leads us on a journey toward social justice. In doing so, he empowers us to embrace our leadership moments by engaging those who would perpetrate dysfunctional language or behavior, and help create a world in which differences are respected and validated.

Nigger Heaven

Nigger Heaven
Author: Carl Van Vechten
Pages: 286
ISBN: 0252068602
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Release: 2000
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here upper-class elites discuss art in well-appointed drawing rooms; rowdy and lascivious drunks spend long nights in jazz clubs and speakeasies; and politically conscious young intellectuals drink coffee and debate "the race problem" in walkup apartments. At the center of the story, two young people - a quiet, serious librarian and a volatile aspiring writer - struggle to love each other as their dreams are slowly suffocated by racism.

Capitalist Nigger

Capitalist Nigger
Author: Chika Onyeani
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781868425068
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Release: 2012-03-27
Editor: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Capitalist Nigger is an explosive and jarring indictment of the black race. The book asserts that the Negroid race, as naturally endowed as any other, is culpably a non-productive race, a consumer race that depends on other communities for its culture, its language, its feeding and its clothing. Despite enormous natural resources, blacks are economic slaves because they lack the ‘devil-may-care’ attitude and the ‘killer instinct’ of the Caucasian, as well as the spider web mentality of the Asian. A Capitalist Nigger must embody ruthlessness in pursuit of excellence in his drive towards achieving the goal of becoming an economic warrior. In putting forward the idea of the Capitalist Nigger, Chika Onyeani charts a road to success whereby black economic warriors employ the ‘Spider Web Doctrine’ – discipline, self-reliance, ruthlessness – to escape from their victim mentality. Born in Nigeria, Chika Onyeani is a journalist, editor and former diplomat.

Bad Nigger

Bad Nigger
Author: Al-Tony Gilmore
Pages: 162
ISBN: STANFORD:36105035827034
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Release: 1975
Editor: Associated Faculty PressInc
Language: en

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John Bull s Nigger

John Bull s Nigger
Author: Dillibe Onyeama
Pages: 159
ISBN: WISC:89003573946
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Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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When Nigger Became Chic

When Nigger Became Chic
Author: Garland Gregory
Pages: 129
ISBN: 0965978923
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Release: 2006
Editor: Darklight Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nigger, nigger, nigger, nigger, nigger, niggger, nigger, nigger, nigger... Try repeating it adnauseam, then, begin to pronder the oddity of its creation and vile application. It is simply a word. And the meaning and impact of words can and do change as humans and time dictate.

Die Nigger Die

Die Nigger Die
Author: H. Rap Brown (Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin)
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781613741580
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Release: 2002-04-01
Editor: Chicago Review Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

More than any other black leader, H. Rap Brown, chairman of the radical Black Power organization Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), came to symbolize the ideology of black revolution. This autobiography--which was first published in 1969, went through seven printings and has long been unavailable--chronicles the making of a revolutionary. It is much more than a personal history, however; it is a call to arms, an urgent message to the black community to be the vanguard force in the struggle of oppressed people. Forthright, sardonic, and shocking, this book is not only illuminating and dynamic but also a vitally important document that is essential to understanding the upheavals of the late 1960s. University of Massachusetts professor Ekwueme Michael Thelwell has updated this edition, covering Brown's decades of harassment by law enforcement agencies, his extraordinary transformation into an important Muslim leader, and his sensational trial.

The Nigger of the Narcissus

The Nigger of the Narcissus
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 173
ISBN: UOM:39015063597986
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Release: 1938
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Joseph Conrad s The Nigger of the Narcissus

Joseph Conrad s The Nigger of the Narcissus
Author: Loutfeya Ashour
Pages: 163
ISBN: STANFORD:36105007342905
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Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Poor Nigger

Poor Nigger
Author: Orio Vergani
Pages: 288
ISBN: UCAL:$B733733
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Release: 1930
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Nigger Lover

Nigger Lover
Author: Doris Anderson
Pages: 272
ISBN: UOM:39015002612375
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Release: 1938
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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No More Nigger Thinking

No More Nigger Thinking
Author: Baker E. Morten
Pages: 120
ISBN: UOM:39015049652855
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Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Vignettes of the Beam in a Nigger s Eye

Vignettes of the Beam in a Nigger s Eye
Author: Madeleine Sophie Gary
Pages: 126
ISBN: STANFORD:36105017814638
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Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Nigger in the Woodpile

Nigger in the Woodpile
Author: Edgar I. Fuller
Pages: 98
ISBN: STANFORD:36105033882734
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Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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I Am Nobody s Nigger

I Am Nobody s Nigger
Author: Dean Atta
Pages: 95
ISBN: 9781908906175
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Release: 2013-03-04
Editor: Saqi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Revolutionary, reflective and romantic, I Am Nobody's Nigger is the powerful debut collection by one of the UK's finest emerging poets. Exploring race, identity and sexuality, Dean Atta shares his perspective on family, friendship, relationships and London life, from riots to one-night stands. Longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2014'Go Dean Atta. Speak the truth. Tweet the truth. Upload it. Let it ring out over the digital domain and strike at the heart of the offline wireless and disconnected.' Lemn Sissay 'Dean Atta's poetry is as honest as truth itself. He follows no trend; he seeks no favours ... Beyond black, beyond white, beyond straight, beyond gay, so I say. Love your eyes over these words of truth. You will be uplifted.' Benjamin Zephaniah 'Righteous and forceful' Peter Tatchell'I can do nothing but take my hat off to Dean Atta for speaking out, saying what he believed, and doing it so effectively and powerfully that countless people heard it who would never normally have done so. Poetry is a powerful tool, and I Am Nobody's Nigger is a perfect example of when that tool shows its full strength.' Huffington Post' Huffington Post 'Raconteur Dean Atta doing what he does best; articulating London's dark, deep-rooted social cancers through a beautiful and intricately personal narrative.' Clash

Nennt Mich Nicht Nigger

Nennt Mich Nicht Nigger
Author: Josef Reding
Pages: 159
ISBN: WISC:89064143779
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Release: 1957
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Prancing nigger Concerning the eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli

Prancing nigger  Concerning the eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli
Author: Ronald Firbank
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:555073914
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Release: 1929
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Georgia Nigger

Georgia Nigger
Author: John Louis Spivak
Pages: 241
ISBN: UOM:39015008926613
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Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A thinly fictionalized condemnation of Georgia's penal system that unveiled the harsh working conditions and brutal treatment suffered by African Americans in the state's convict camps.