Keepin’ It Real: Post-MTV Reflections on Race, Sex, and Politics
by Kevin Powell
Publication Date: Apr 07, 1998
List Price: $19.00
Format: Paperback, 237 pages
Imprint: One World/Ballantine
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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In Keepin’ It Real, writer, poet, and cultural critic Kevin Powell puts both himself and society under a microscope and creates a searingly honest collection that is at once powerful and disturbing. Within this rich weave of musings, confession, and sometimes painful introspection, he confronts such issues as racism, black self-hatred, gender violence in the ’90s, and his own anguished revelations about sex, love, and misogyny. He also explores the meaning and myths of the Million Man March and the influential and threatening presence of rap music. Like that musical movement, Kevin Powell samples the sights and sounds and scenarios of American life, then reshapes them into a provocative soundtrack for our times.
- Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / General
- Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
- Social Science / Men’s Studies
- Social Science / Popular Culture
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