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We Speak for Ourselves

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I just posted, "Amazing. Just read it!"
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Timely book by fellow awe-inspiring Baltimorean. 

A must read for young black men, as well as anyone interested in taking a glimpse in the black experience.
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To be honest nothing I say here will truly capture the power and knowledge that Essayist and professor D. Watkins has given us in his new collection of essays;  We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America. With only 208 pages these essays pack a punch. Watkins critiques of the exclusiveness and respectability that directly and indirectly censor voices of the multitudes of black experience, and he explores what it means to be accountable to his people. (Mind Blown) I wasn’t kidding when I said that I don’t have the right words to capture the power of this book. If I could meet any author dead or alive it would be Watkins) This was a boom! Mic drop dread. 5 out 5 stars. I highly, highly recommend EVERYONE to read this.
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Intimate honest raw real angry a book of essays brillant essays ,A book that will have you scream read aloud cheer cry .This is a unique book on race a book you will share with friends .Grab this book .# netgalley #atriabooks
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Another winner from Mr. Watkins. Great selections of essays that will make you laugh, cry and say preach man preach!!!! This book will give you food for thought. This author is a beast. Thanks to Netgalley, the author and the publisher for the arc of this book in return for my honest review. Receiving the book in this manner had no bearing on my review. Kudos to Mr. Watkins.
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