By Rinaldo Walcott
Rinaldo Walcott's groundbreaking research of black tradition in Canada, Black Like Who?, prompted such an uproar upon its e-book in 1997 that Insomniac Press has determined to put up a moment revised version of this perennial best-seller.With its incisive readings of hip-hop, movie, literature, social unrest, activities, song and the digital media, Walcott's e-book not just assesses the position of black Canadians in defining Canada, it additionally argues strenuously opposed to any suggestion of an essentialist Canadian blackness. As erudite at the factor of yank super-critic Henry Louis Gates' blindness to black Canadian realities as he's at the rap of the Dream Warriors and Maestro clean Wes, Walcott's essays are thought-provoking and constantly arguable within the most sensible feel of the observe. they've got further and proceed so as to add immeasurably to public debate.
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