Publisher: AK Press
Released: June 5, 2018
Noname Book Club Pick March 2020.
Over the course of United States history, resistance against oppression and the gains made from various struggles for everyone's equality have often been Black led. However, liberal politics and the lack of strong leftist political power are two problems impeding the continued progress of Black America. Expanding on their original essay The Anarchism Of Blackness, Samudzi and Anderson make the case for a new program of transformative politics for Black Americans, one rooted in an anarchistic framework likened to the Black experience itself. This is not a compromising book that negotiates with intolerance. As Black as Resistance is a declaration for everyone who is ready to continue progressing towards liberation for all people.
Praise for As Black as Resistance
"For anyone who has never considered these power structures before, this book will serve as a rude wake-up call. It’s not content to stop there, however. As Black As Resistance is happy to have you here right now, and it’s time to get to work towards a better future."
—Liam Conlon for Women Write About Comics
Zoé Samudzi Zoé Samudzi is a writer and doctoral student in Medical Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research focuses on the scientific logics that produce race and gender, particularly focusing on transgender health and the ways Blackness is constructed.
William C. Anderson is a freelance writer and the author of The Nation on No Map: Black Anarchism and Abolition (AK Press, 2021) His work has been published by the Guardian, MTV, and Pitchfork, among others. You can read many of his writings at Truthout or at the Praxis Center for Kalamazoo College, where he’s a contributing editor covering race, class, and immigration.
Mariame Kaba is an organizer, educator and the founder and director of Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a vision to end youth incarceration.