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Be About Beauty

Activist, educator, filmmaker, writer, and poet Kalamu ya Salaam (born Vallery Ferdinand, III on 24 March 1947 in New Orleans) presents a collection of selected writings that celebrates "essential human beauty and goodness." Through essays, poetry, and speeches, ya Salaam distills his years of wisdom, reflecting on a career built on art and activism, which strove to create community while resisting the powerful who worked to tear it apart. Intensely personal and refreshingly honest, Be About Beauty covers topics close to the artist's heart: public education, jazz, Black art, Mardi Gras Indians, WWOZ radio, community, and the past and future of New Orleans and its culture.

About the Author

Kalamu ya Salaam is an American poet, author, filmmaker, and teacher from the 9th Ward of New Orleans. A well-known activist and social critic, Salaam has spoken out on a number of racial and human rights issues.

9781608011667 : be-about-beauty-ya-salaam
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Other Titles by Kalamu ya Salaam

Cosmic Deputy

Kalamu ya Salaam
Dec 2020 - Runagate Press, an imprint of University of New Orleans Press
$26.00 USD - Paperback / softback

I Am New Orleans

Kalamu ya Salaam
Sep 2020 - University of New Orleans Press
$16.95 USD - Paperback / softback

New Orleans Griot

Tom Dent, edited by Kalamu ya Salaam
Jan 2018 - University of New Orleans Press
$28.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays

The Guardian

John Calhoun Stephens
Oct 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
$70.00 USD - Electronic book text

All the Feels / Tous les sens

edited by Marie Carrière, Ursula Mathis-Moser, Kit Dobson, with contributions byNicole Brossard, Matthew Cormier, Nicoletta Dolce, Louise Dupré, Margery Fee, Ana María Fraile-Marcos, Smaro Kamboureli, Aaron Kreuter, Daniel Laforest, Car...
Jan 2021 - The University of Alberta Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
$39.99 USD - Paperback / softback

The Southern Wildlife Watcher

Rob Simbeck
Aug 2020 - University of South Carolina Press
$18.99 USD - Paperback / softback
$18.99 USD - Electronic book text