Insight News: "In these written words for social justice there is strength"

A brilliant and rich gathering of voices on the American experience of this past year and beyond, from Indigenous writers and writers of color from Minnesota

As far as years go, 2020 was a piece of work, given the backdrop of COVID-19 and the murder of George Floyd on May 25.

It is in this backdrop that the anthology We Are Meant to Rise was created.

The poems and essays are raw and unvarnished in speaking truth to power, not only in response to the events and trauma of 2020, but in memory of similar events past. Where white supremacy and systemic racism would seek to silence our voices, the shared experiences of these BIPOC authors demand to be heard. In these written words for social justice there is strength. There is resilience. There is power. 

Read the review at Insight News.

University of Minnesota Press Podcast

More than two dozen essays of Indigenous resistance to the privatization and allotment of Indigenous lands

Allotment Stories: Daniel Heath Justice and Jean M. O'Brien.

A fascinating and unprecedented ethnography of animal sanctuaries in the United States

Saving AnimalsElan Abrell and Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie on sanctuary, care, ethics.

How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America

Making creative laborers for a precarious economy: Josef Nguyen, Carly Kocurek, and Patrick LeMieux.



Browse our Fall/Winter 2022-23 catalog for exciting forthcoming books!

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