Ed. Early, Gerald; Kennedy, Randall
One World / Ballantine 2010
Date finished: 2015-09-25
Second collection of pieces either by African Americans that aren't necessarily about race, or pieces on African-American subjects. This collects pieces from 2008 and 2009, so there are a bunch of pieces on Obama, his candidacy, and the significance of his election. It's interesting to revisit them as Obama's second term draws to an end; there are pieces from early 2008 that are certain he's unelectable, or that the election signalled a new post-ethnic future.
Pieces I especially liked:
It was a good collection, and it's a pity that the series only lasted for two volumes.
%T The Best African-American Essays 2010 %E Early, Gerald %E Kennedy, Randall %K essays, african-american %G ISBN 978-0-553-38537-3 %I One World / Ballantine %C New York %P 366pp %D 2010 %@ 2015-09-25