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ANGELA DAVIS
An Autobiography

Angela Y. Davis

Haymarket Books (May 2, 2023)

Trade paper • ISBN-13: 9781642598988 • US $28.95 • 5.5 in x 8.5 in • 400 pgs.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

“An activist. An author. A scholar. An abolitionist. A legend.”
—Ibram X. Kendi

This beautiful new edition of Angela Davis’s classic Autobiography features an expansive new introduction by the author.


“I am excited to be publishing this new edition of my autobiography with Haymarket Books at a time when so many are making collective demands for radical change and are seeking a deeper understanding of the social movements of the past.” —Angela Y. Davis

Angela Davis has been a political activist at the cutting edge of the Black Liberation, feminist, queer, and prison abolitionist movements for more than 50 years. First published and edited by Toni Morrison in 1974, An Autobiography is a powerful and commanding account of her early years in struggle. Davis describes her journey from a childhood on Dynamite Hill in Birmingham, Alabama, to one of the most significant political trials of the century: from her political activity in a New York high school to her work with the U.S. Communist Party, the Black Panther Party, and the Soledad Brothers; and from the faculty of the Philosophy Department at UCLA to the FBI’s list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Told with warmth, brilliance, humor and conviction, Angela Davis’s autobiography is a classic account of a life in struggle with echoes in our own time.

PRAISE:

“Her book is riveting; as fresh and relevant today as it was almost 50 years ago. The words fire off the page with humor, anger and eloquence.”

The Guardian

“One of the great activist autobiographies by one of this country’s greatest ever activists…Davis is a living legend, one of the inspirational public figures of the last century, and this iconic portrait of the revolutionary as a young woman will remind you why.”

LitHub

“This new edition of the autobiography is meant to bring Davis and her story to a new generation of readers, who can still identify with her experiences. Still a key work in the areas of prison abolition and feminism, this reissue of a classic autobiography deserves a place of honor in any collection.”

Library Journal

“An activist. An author. A scholar. An abolitionist. A legend.”

Ibram X. Kendi

“Before the world knew what intersectionality was, the scholar, writer and activist was living it, arguing not just for Black liberation, but for the rights of women and queer and transgender people as well.”

The New York Times

“If anyone is qualified to make an assessment on the current situation, it is Angela Davis. She has spent five decades as an intellectual campaigning for racial justice, yet the causes she has pursued – prison reform, defunding the police, restructuring the bail system – had, until recently, been considered too radical for mainstream political thinking.”

The Guardian

“As an iconic educator, scholar, and leader in the civil rights movement, Angela Davis is an obligatory add to your list of must-read black authors.”

O Magazine

“In a new edition of the classic Angela Davis: An Autobiography, readers get something of a unicorn: A period account of living through the late ’60s and early ’70s that still feels vital and relevant two decades into the 21st century…’My contribution, like the work of others who have attempted to narrate aspects of the anti-racist struggle, will hopefully help us better understand the world today,’ Davis writes now. Angela Davis: An Autobiography continues to fulfill that goal as the rare book that even almost 50 years later feels timely and relevant.”

Los Angeles Times

“Angela Davis has spent more than 50 years working for social justice. This summer, society started to catch up.”

Ava Duvernay, Vanity Fair

“An activist. An author. A scholar. An abolitionist. A legend.”

Ibram X. Kendi

OTHER TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR:

Abolition. Feminism. Now. (with Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners, and Beth E. Richie)

Abolition: Politics, Practices, Promises, Vol. 1 

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement (with Frank Barat)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Angela Y. Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is an outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited, writing on Black liberation, prison abolition, the intersections of race, gender, and class, and international solidarity with Palestine. She is the author of several books, including Women, Race, and Class and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is the subject of the acclaimed documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners and is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Davis is the recipient of the 2020 Cultural Freedom Prize from Lannan Foundation.

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