BooksDirect
Cheap Library Books Sale

Mixed-Race Superman: Keanu, Obama, and the Biracial Experience

Buy Mixed-Race Superman: Keanu, Obama, and the Biracial Experience from BooksDirect
Paperback
Published: July 2019
For Ages:
Retail Price: $24.99
$19.99
YOU Save: $5.00  (20.0%)
Temporarily out of stock Available to Order: 7 to 10 business days depending on publishers availability

Quantity:
Author: Will Harris
Category: /
BIC Subject: Ethnic studies
 
Published: 02-Jul-2019
Format: Paperback, 96 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781612197890
Stock Code: 2197890
Product Description
 
At once personally revealing and politically astute, author Will Harris reflects on the lives of two very different supermen- Barack Obama and Keanu Reeves. In an era where a man endorsed by the Klu Klux Klan can sit in the White House, Harris argues that the mixed-race of both Obama and Reeves gave them a cultural shapelessness that was a form of resistance. Reeves, as Neo in The Matrix, portrayed the chosen one on the silver screen, while Obama, for a brief moment, was a real-life superhero on the world stage.

Drawing on his own personal experience and examining the way that these two men have been embedded in our collective consciousness, Harris asks what they can teach us about race and heroism.At once personally revealing and politically astute, author Will Harris reflects on the lives of two very different supermen- Barack Obama and Keanu Reeves. In an era where a man endorsed by the Klu Klux Klan can sit in the White House, Harris argues that the mixed-race of both Obama and Reeves gave them a cultural shapelessness that was a form of resistance. Reeves, as Neo in The Matrix, portrayed the chosen one on the silver screen, while Obama, for a brief moment, was a real-life superhero on the world stage.

Drawing on his own personal experience and examining the way that these two men have been embedded in our collective consciousness, Harris asks what they can teach us about race and heroism.
Will Harris is a writer of mixed Anglo-Indonesian heritage, born and based in London. His work has appeared in the Guardian, The Poetry Review, Poetry London and The White Review. In 2017 he released his debut poetry collection All This is Implied (HappenStance, 2017), was a Guardian poet of the week, and featured in Bloodaxe's Ten Poets of the New Generation.
 
Other Items That May Interest You...