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              Books by D. Watkins

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              We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America

              We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America (Hardback)

              By Watkins, D.

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              The critically lauded author of The Beast Side and The Cook Up returns with an existential look at life in low-income black communities, while also offering a new framework for how to improve the conversations occuring about them.

              ISBN 9781501187827
              Released NZ 1 May 2019
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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              A Beautiful Ghetto

              A Beautiful Ghetto (Hardback)

              By Allen, Devin; Introduction by Watkins, D.

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              Allen asks us to see beyond the the violence and poverty that all too often defines the ghetto.

              ISBN 9781608467594
              Released NZ 12 Sep 2017
              Publisher NewSouth Books
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              The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America

              The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America (Hardback)

              By Watkins, D.; Foreword by Talbot, David

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              To many people in the Obama era, America finally succeeded in going beyond race, putting the divisions of the past behind us. And then 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot by a wannabe cop in Florida; and then Ferguson, Missouri happened; and then South Carolina hit the headlines;... and then Baltimore blew up...Suddenly the entire country seemed to be waking to a stark fact: African American men are an endangered species. Now the country's urban war zone is brought powerfully to life by a rising young literary talent, D. Watkins. The author fought his way up on the eastside (the beastside ) of Baltimore, Maryland--or Bodymore, Murderland as his friends call it. He writes openly and unapologetically about what it took to survive life on the streets, while the casualties piled up around him, including his own brother. Watkins pushed drugs to pay his way through school, staying one step ahead of murderous business rivals and equally predatory lawmen. When black residents of Baltimore finally decided they had had enough--after the brutal killing of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody--Watkins was on the streets when the city erupted. He writes about his bleeding city with the razor-sharp insights of someone who bleeds along with it. Here are true dispatches from the other side of Obama's America.
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              ISBN 9781510703353
              Released NZ 8 Sep 2015
              Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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              The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America
                

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              By Watkins, D.

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              Salon columnist D. Watkins explores the economic, political, and social realities of being black in the United States.

              ISBN 9781510703407
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              Released NZ 8 Sep 2015
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America
               

              The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Watkins, D.; Foreword by Talbot, David

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              Salon columnist D. Watkins explores the economic, political, and social realities of being black in the United States.

              ISBN 9781510716391
              Released NZ 11 Oct 2016
              Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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              We Speak for Ourselves: How Woke Culture Prohibits Progress
                

              We Speak for Ourselves: How Woke Culture Prohibits Progress (EPUB ebook)

              By Watkins, D.

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              The critically lauded author of The Beast Side and The Cook Up returns with an existential look at life in low-income black communities, while also offering a new framework for how to improve the conversations occuring about them.

              ISBN 9781501187841
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              Released NZ 23 Apr 2019
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              We Speak for Ourselves: How Woke Culture Prohibits Progress

              We Speak for Ourselves: How Woke Culture Prohibits Progress (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Watkins, D.

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              An existential look at life in low-income black communities, and a new framework for how to improve the conversations occuring about them.

              ISBN 9781501187834
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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              We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America
                

              We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              Read by Watkins, D.

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              The critically lauded author of The Beast Side and The Cook Up returns with an existential look at life in low-income black communities, while also offering a new framework for how we can improve the conversations occurring about them. While author D. Watkins is pleased about the... number of books exploring issues of race that are being published, there's one crucial aspect of contemporary black life that doesn't get enough attention: the hood. The Baltimore native knows firsthand what it means to live in poverty, where violence and drugs are inescapable. As he sees it, the perspective of people who live in poor black communities is largely absent from the work of many of the top intellectuals who speak and write about race. Now, D. Watkins is here to tell his truth. Built upon Watkins's own experiences, We Speak for Ourselves eases us into the bigger conversation about race and the various issues affecting poor black neighborhoods in America. Unapologetic and eye-opening, We Speak for Ourselves identifies and addresses a range of issues affecting these low-income communities-such as the trouble with misrepresentation and why we need more than one black voice-and sheds light on the harsh realities of daily life. Additionally, Watkins examines various crucial activist movements, including the Civil Rights Movement, and asks what it means to be a model activist in today's world. Through the personal retelling of his journey, Watkins aims to illuminate the lessons he's learned navigating through two very distinct worlds-the hood and the elite sanctums of the prominent black thinkers and public figures-in hopes of providing actionable solutions.
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              ISBN 9781508285663
              Released NZ 23 Apr 2019
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
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              The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir
               

              The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Watkins, D.

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              New York Times Bestseller New York Times Editors' Choice O Magazine Best Summer Book The smartest kid on his block in East Baltimore, D. was certain he would escape the life of drugs, decadence, and violence that had surrounded him since birth. But when his brother Devin is shot-...only days after D. receives notice that he's been accepted into Georgetown University-the plans for his life are exploded, and he takes up the mantel of his brother's crack empire. D. succeeds in cultivating the family business, but when he meets a woman unlike any he's known before, his priorities are once more put into question. Equally terrifying and hilarious, inspiring and heartbreaking, D.'s story offers a rare glimpse into the mentality of a person who has escaped many hells.
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              ISBN 9781455537266
              Released NZ 18 Apr 2017
              Publisher Grand Central Publishing
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