Vann R. Newkirk II
Vann R. Newkirk II is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers politics and policy. Vann is also a co-founder of and contributing editor for Seven Scribes, a website and community dedicated to promoting young writers and artists of color. In his work, Vann has covered health policy and civil rights, voting rights in Virginia, environmental justice, and the confluence of race and class in American politics throughout history, and the evolution of black identity. He is also an aspiring science-fiction writer, butterfly lover, gardener, gamer, and amateur astrophysicist. Vann lives in Hyattsville, MD with his wife Kerone.
By W. E. B. Du Bois
Introduction by Vann R. Newkirk II
Illustrations by Steve Prince
Restless Classics presents The Souls of Black Folk: W. E. B. Du Bois’s seminal work of sociology, with searing insights into our complex, corrosive relationship with race and the African-American consciousness. Reconsidered for the era of Obama, Trump, and Black Lives Matter, the new edition includes an incisive introduction from rising cultural critic Vann R. Newkirk II and stunning illustrations by the artist Steve Prince.
Paperback List Price: $19.99 • ISBN: 9781632060976 • Publication: 2/7/17 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 208 pages • Sociology: African-American Studies / Discrimination and Race Relations • Territory: World • Nonmerch ISBN: 9781632061461 • eBook ISBN: 9781632060983
Essence publishes Atlantic writer Vann R. Newkirk II's striking introduction to the Restless Classics edition of The Souls of Black Folk with the riveting illustrations of printmaker Steve Prince.
Stunningly illustrated by master printmaker Steve Prince, the Restless Classics' edition of The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois comes out in February, in time for Black History Month. Get a preview of Prince's linoleum cuts below, and preorder the book to reacquaint yourself with a seminal work on race in America.