A Mouth Is Always Muzzled: Six Dissidents, Five Continents, and the Art of Resistance
Hardback (B402) | Feb 2018 | The New Press | 9781620971246 | 208pp | 210x140mm | Forthcoming | GEN | AUD$39.99, NZD$47.99
A meditation in the spirit of John Berges and bell hooks on art as protest, contemplation, and beauty in politically perilous times.
“A deeply felt and passionately expressed manifesto.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred)
A meditation in the spirit of John Berges and bell hooks on art as protest, contemplation, and beauty in politically perilous times
As people consider how to respond to a resurgence of racist, xenophobic populism, A Mouth Is Always Muzzled tells an extraordinary story of the ways art brings hope in perilous times. Weaving disparate topics from sugar and British colonialism to attacks on free speech and Facebook activism and traveling a jagged path across the Americas, Africa, India, and Europe, Natalie Hopkinson, former culture writer for the Washington Post and The Root, argues that art is where the future is negotiated.