Workin' On The Chain Gang: Shaking Off The Dead Hand Of History (Class : Culture)
- Publish Date: 2006-12-27
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Walter Mosley
A passionate examination of the social and economic injustices that continue to shackle the American people
Praise for Workin on the Chain Gang:
. . . bracing and provocative. . . .
. . . clear-sighted . . . Mosley offers chain-breaking ideas. . . .
Los Angeles Times Book Review
[A] thoroughly potent dismantling of Yanqui capitalism, the media, and the entertainment business, and at the same time a celebration of rebellion, truth as a tool for emancipation, and much else besides. . . .
Toronto Globe and Mail
Workin on the Chain Gang excels at expressing feelings of ennui that transcend race. . . . beautiful language and penetrating insights into the necessity of confronting the past.
Mosley eloquently examines what liberation from consumer capitalism might look like. . . . readers receptive to a progressive critique of the religion of the market will value Mosleys creative contribution.
Walter Mosleys most recent essay collection is Life Out of Context, published in 2006. He is the best-selling author of the science fiction novel Blue Light, five critically acclaimed mysteries featuring Easy Rawlins, the blues novel RLs Dream, a finalist for the NAACP Award in Fiction, and winner of the Black Caucus of the American Library Associations Literary Award. His books have been translated into twenty languages. He lives in New York.
Clyde Taylor is Professor of Africana Studies at NYUs Gallatin School and author of The Mask of Art: Breaking the Aesthetic ContractFilm and Literature.