Leseempfehlungen: Juneteenth National Independence Day

Anlässlich des Gedenk- und Feiertags zur Erinnerung an die Befreiung der afroamerikanischen Bevölkerung der Vereinigten Staaten aus der Sklaverei, der jährlich am 20. Juni begangen wird:

In honor of this upcoming day, we present recommendations for writings and publications from Black authors who have written about justice and the impact of America’s carceral system, curated by PEN America’s Prison and Justice Writing program.

„Freedom, Family, and Faith“ by Lawrence Bartley
Felon: Poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts
„Letters From Daddy“ by Demetrius Buckley
Badlands  by Thomas Edwards
„Why A Small Offense Shouldn’t Have Life Altering Consequence“ by Faylita Hicks
A Little Piece of Light: A Memoir of Hope, Prison, and a Life Unbound by Donna Hylton
Survival Math by Mitchell S. Jackson
„No One Survives the Smoke“ by Nicole Shawan Junior
Apologies from Within by Santonio D. Murff Bey
What We Know: Solutions From Our Experiences in the Justice System edited by
Vivian Nixon and Daryl V. Atkinson
„How I Convinced My Incarcerated Peers to Make Language a Priority“ by Rahsaan Thomas
„Rolling Thunder“ by Emile DeWeaver