Thursday, February 23, 2023

Colson Whitehead and Creativity

There's no one full chapter dedicated to Colson Whitehead in my book Bad Men. But I mention him and his work throughout the book in part because he's been integral to my thinking on creativity. 

Bad men and vulnerable black boys show up in his novels, especially in The Underground Railroad (2016) and The Nickel Boys (2019), respectively. But even before those works, I found Whitehead's expansive body of work fascinating and representative of a truly inventive artist. He's prolific, imaginative, and clearly interested in certain kinds of creative problem finding.  

Reading and examining Whitehead's writings over the years undoubtedly raised my interest in the study of creativity.   

This entry is part of a series--28 Days & Ways of Thinking about Bad Men & Vulnerable Black Boys.

Note: For a 30% discount, use the promo code 10FEB23 when and if purchasing the book on the University of Virginia Press site.  (For February 2023 only).

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