PUP acquires Christopher Paul Harris’s To Build a Black Future

Senior Editor Bridget Flannery-McCoy has acquired World English rights, including audio and ebook, for To Build a Black Future: Blackness and Social Movement in the Time of #BlackLivesMatter by activist and author Christopher Paul Harris. Roz Foster at Goldin Literary Agency handled the deal.

To Build a Black Future outlines the paradigm shift in Black thought initiated by the Black Lives Matter movement. Christopher Paul Harris, details how in the streets and online, the movement promotes a new civic culture and political agenda that is guided by Black feminism and the Black radical tradition, one that demands regard for Black pain as a critical step toward transformation, embraces Black joy as a political act, and is anchored by a radically inclusive ethic of care as the foundation for an alternative future.

To Build a Black Future is slated for publication in early 2022.

About the Author

Christopher Paul Harris is a postdoctoral fellow in the department for African American Studies at Northwestern University. He’s played an active role in the Black Youth Project 100 and is a contributing editor at Public Seminar, as well as co-curator of a dedicated section on the Movement for Black Lives in the permanent exhibition “Activist New York” at the Museum of the City of New York, and, in collaboration with BYP100 in NYC, co-produced the award-winning experimental documentary short, Acting Erratically. Follow him on Twitter @black_poethics