Resmaa Menakem is a writer who watches. He watched the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, and knew that instead of following his New York Times bestseller, My Grandma’s Hands with a sequel focused on the legacy we leave to our children, he should turn to racial reliance before us, which brings as its accomplice a widespread attempt to overthrow democracy.
That’s how The Earthquake of America was written. Menachem says: “[This book] will help readers prepare for what lies ahead; to protect themselves and their families; to rely on racial calculation; and start creating a living, embodied anti-racist culture. “
Resmaa Menakem is a writer who listens. In Chapter 39 of The Earthquake of America, he lists 23 wise black women whose words have inspired him throughout his life and remain in his mind today. In a sense, as metaphysical as he is, with his study of the soul and a practice he calls “somatic abolitionism,” he hears messages from his ancestors.
“Each of us is epigenetically inspired by our Great Mother, a black African woman from long ago, with whom each of us shares part of our mitochondria.
Resmaa Menakem is a writer who feels. Among the many topics covered in this new book, including the basics of white body supremacy and what an inevitable war in this country might look like, he explores our mental nerves and muscles, the six intelligences of our bodies, and the energies of race passing through bodies. us.
“Through over 50 bodily practices, [the book] it will help readers heal, grow and become more aware, both individually and together. “
Although The Shake of America is not the book that Menakem decided to write in 2020, before the painful events of January 6, it seems that a valuable text has been written worthy of leaving our children.
On June 25 at 7 p.m. Menakem will appear at Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen for a special book talk with renowned political strategists and advocates for social change Angela Rai and Devi Brown, chief executive officer of Chopra Global. The bookstore is located at 4427 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles, California. The starting time is 7 pm. The event is free for the public.
Learn more about The Shaking of America, somatic abolitionism, or Menakham’s earlier book, My Grandma’s Hands, by visiting his website at http://resmaa.com/. There, interested readers can find his blog Somatic Abolitionism, links to a free online course, videos, interviews and a wide range of other resources and information.
The Quaking of America can be purchased from any online bookseller or regular bookstore.
Next January, Central Recover Press will publish Menakem’s next book, Monsters in Love: Why Your Partner Makes You Crazy Sometimes – and What You Can Do About It.
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