Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

  • by Mychal Denzel Smith
  • Narrated by Kevin R. Free
  • 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black self-determination for LeBron James, Dave Chappelle, and Frank Ocean.
In Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, Mychal Denzel Smith chronicles his own personal and political education during these tumultuous years, describing his efforts to come into his own in a world that denies his humanity. Smith unapologetically upends reigning assumptions about black masculinity, rewriting the script for black manhood so that depression and anxiety aren't considered taboo, and feminism and LGBTQ rights become part of the fight. The questions Smith asks in this book are urgent - for him, for the martyrs and the tokens, and for the Trayvons who could have been and are still waiting.

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Incredibly insightful

As a 25 year old African American I related to almost every single word in this book. This book isn't just for people like me, but for every single person that wants any insight as what it's like to be a young black man in this day and age. Beautifully written and wonderfully read, I recommend this book to everyone that cares about our society.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-06-2016
  • Publisher: Recorded Books