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Black Prison Writing

Mumia Abu-Jamal


[NOTE: A recent university course offered by the editor of PROUD FLESH offered at the graduate and undergraduate level, “Black Prison Writing” would contact and correspond with Mumia Abu-Jamal in Spring 2005. En route to our reading of his We Want Freedom: A Life in the Black Panther Party (South End Press, 2004), five questions were sent by the instructor to him—via an activist acquaintance in France; and he responded with tha goodnuss. Afterwards, many students chose an assignment for which they were to write him personally, about We Want Freedom, on his birthday. Amazing us, he wrote to us again as a collective unit and, later, even individually. The two letters that he wrote “Black Prison Writing” as a whole are reproduced here with his permission. Thank you, again, Mumia Abu-Jamal!!!]

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ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness. ISSN: 1543-0855 (online).
Editor: Dr. Sonjah Nadine Stanley-Niaah.

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