Imani Perry

Imani Perry

Imani Perry

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she also teaches in the Programs in Law and Public Affairs, and in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and spent much of her youth in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Chicago. She is the author of several books, including Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry. She lives outside Philadelphia with her two sons, Freeman Diallo Perry Rabb and Issa Garner Rabb. Connect with her on Twitter (@imaniperry).

From Imani Perry

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South to America

An essential, surprising journey through the history, rituals, and landscapes of the American South—and a revelatory argument for why you must understand the South in order to understand America Available for pre-order!

Beacon Press

Nothing Personal
From Beacon Press

James Baldwin’s critique of American society at the height of the civil rights movement brings his prescient thoughts on social isolation, race, and police brutality to a new generation of readers.

A Letter to My Sons
From Beacon Press

Explores the terror, grace, and beauty of coming of age as a Black person in contemporary America and what it means to parent our children in a persistently unjust world

Looking for Lorraine
The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
From Beacon Press

A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century.


Poverty Is Part of a Web
From WorshipWeb
The history of conquest is a scourge on the human condition. A lingering one.
A Gospel of Living
From WorshipWeb
At the core of American racism is the belief that the things we the Blacks desire, the fact that we the Blacks desire, are perversions.
Human Beauty and Resilience
From WorshipWeb
I do not believe the acts of oppressors are my people's shame.
Every Place Is a Battleground
From WorshipWeb
I was born nine years after four little girls were killed in Birmingham, Alabama, and two other boys later the same day.
From WorshipWeb
The drug that says that whiteness is what matters most about white people is what makes so many of them think that is what must be protected at all costs.
You Are Not a Problem
From WorshipWeb
Black men are not a species. They, you, belong to humanity.

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