Monday, February 6, 2023

Sellouts as Muses

In Chapter 3 of my book Bad Men, I address an important yet understudied topic in considerations of bad men: sellouts. It's amazing and fascinating how creatively inspiring apparent race traitors have been for so many black artists.

I spend considerable time highlighting an outstanding poem, "Jungle Jim Flunks His Screen Test" by Amiri Baraka and a novel, The Sellout by Paul Beatty. 

This chapter sheds some light on why this category of bad men serves as crucial artistic muses.


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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