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Black Punk Now By Chris L. Terry (Editor), James Spooner Spooner (Editor) Cover Image
By Chris L. Terry (Editor), James Spooner Spooner (Editor)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781593767457
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Soft Skull - October 31st, 2023

I knew I was going to make this a staff pick before I even bought it. The list of contributors is both impressive and inspiring. Uniquely presented in a combination of short stories, interviews, graphic memoirs, and other formats, this collection gives perspective on the Black punk experience (and a kick-ass list of bands that you should be listening to). The pieces of this anthology exhibit the creation of community out of places of loneliness, of belonging out of otherness, of acceptance out of rejection of and by family, society, and the punk scene itself. And what’s more punk than rejecting boxed-in notions of what punk is while proclaiming your punkness?


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Shotgun Seamstress: An Anthology By Osa Atoe Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781593767396
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Soft Skull - November 29th, 2022

Zine history, like punk history, has been whitewashed beyond belief. Thank god for this collection of Shotgun Seamstress, Osa Atoe's pantheon of Black punk stories, interviews, collages, arguments and community documents. Buy it for your cool niece, that friend you grew up going to shows with, or to explore this incredible piece of history for yourself (and when you're done, check out the POC Zine Project!)