Lindsay Gary, MPA, MA is a professor-scholar, multidisciplinary artivist, and social entrepreneur. She is the founder of Houston and Philadelphia-based book club, Afrikanah Book Club. As a creative writer, she primarily works in poetry, book reviews, travel writing, and historical opinion pieces. She has been published in FoundMe Mag, What’s the New News, Not That But This, and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and has done public readings at Art League Houston and Project Row Houses.
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‘N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law,’ by Jody Armour
Reclamation, rejection, or creation: what does agency mean?
Jody Armour’s ‘N*gga Theory’ is an unexpected book title in 2020. In this treatise on modern racial justice, does the author argue successfully for the reclamation of painful language? Lindsay Gary reviews.
Philly Fringe 2020: Kangaroo Zulu Dancers present ‘Indlamu’
Shaka Zulu lives
South Africa’s Kangaroo Zulu Dancers joined this year’s Philly Fringe with ‘Indlamu,’ a performance captured on video that reminds us some dance doesn’t need a stage. Lindsay Gary reviews.
‘Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot’ by Mikki Kendall
Is feminism the answer?
Mikki Kendall’s ‘Hood Feminism’ argues that feminism is a movement that forgot Black women. Reviewer Lindsay Gary wonders whom the book is truly addressing, and why it ignores long-established scholarship in fields like African womanism.