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Tears . . . and a Smile

By Mumia Abu-Jamal [col. writ. 11/11/16] ©’16 Mumia Abu-Jamal For many across America, the presidential election has left them distraught, awash with anxiety, fear and even dread. It seems surreal. A candidate caught on tape, saying what he said, who … Continue reading

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Theatre of the Absurd

By Mumia Abu-Jamal   When I was a young Panther, a tiny, bald, blue-eyed Frenchman came to visit the national headquarters in Berkeley, California. David Hilliard, the Chief of Staff of the Black Panther Party, greeted him briefly, and then … Continue reading

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Thomas Page McBee On Being the First Transgender Man to Fight at Madison Square Garden

Thomas Page McBee, the author of Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming a Man (City Lights/Sister Spit, 2014), published a new essay on Quartz in which he writes about being the first transgender man to fight … Continue reading

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Rebecca Brown Interviewed on MOSS

Northwestern Queer-lit extraordinaire and author of 7 City Lights books, Rebecca Brown, has been working in Seattle since the 80’s (and rent was under $500). Since then she has made her presence in the city worthwhile, participating in multiple educational programs … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings by Mumia Abu-Jamal presents a selection of over 100 previously unpublished essays spanning the entire period of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s incarceration that crystallize his essential perspectives on community, politics, protest, history, social change and … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Stephen Kessler

Veteran Bay Area poet, translator, essayist, editor, and journalist Stephen Kessler presents his three newest books in an evening of readings and conversation about heteroformalism, hybrid writings, the prose poem as journalism, the personal cultural essay, and the art of … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Peter Turchi

Yesterday we had the pleasure to post Rebecca Solnit‘s answers to our 5 Questions, just before the event this Sunday, December 7 (at a special time of 5:00PM) at City Lights–a conversation between Solnit and author Peter Turchi. Both have … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Rebecca Solnit

We’re thrilled to welcome Rebecca Solnit and Peter Turchi to City Lights for a special event this Sunday, where the two will be in conversation about “language and place”. They are both celebrating new publications. Solnit’s new book is a … Continue reading

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