Read Mumia’s new book, Writing on the Wall (LiteStar01)

 From City Lights
 Why does so much of America want to silence Mumia Abu-Jamal?

Because he fights for others’—not just his own—freedom?

Because his innocence exposes the historical racism and corruption of U.S. law enforcement and justice systems?

Because he sides with the thousands of people who take to the streets in Ferguson, Baltimore, Cleveland, Philadelphia, New York, Oakland and cities around the world?

Because he is a Black man, old-school jazz man, freedom fighter, revolutionary?

Because he links the history of U.S. aggression abroad to the history of social control and authoritarianism here at home?

Because he calls on his readers to organize social movements and resist injustice?

Because he champions the struggles and victories won by voiceless and oppressed communities?

Because he is making an invaluable contribution to the canon of African American freedom literature?

Because no amount of hell-on-earth prison can break his radical spirit, black voice or revolutionary vision?

 You decide. Read Mumia’s new book, Writing on the Wall—just published in the Open Media Series by City Lights Books—a collection of more than three decades of Mumia’s unpublished revolutionary prison writings. Available now.
 “Revolutionary love, revolutionary memory and revolutionary analysis are at work in every page written by Mumia Abu-Jamal. . . . His writings are a wake-up call. He is a voice from our prophetic tradition, speaking to us here, now, lovingly, urgently. Black man, old-school jazz man, freedom fighter, revolutionary—his presence, his voice, his words are the writing on the wall.”

Cornel West, from the foreword to Writing on the Wall


Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Edited by Johanna Fernández

Foreword by Cornel West

Paperback | 370 Pages | $17.95

ISBN: 9780872866751

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