Monday, July 17, 2006

My First Review

      Mark Anthony Neal, Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies at Duke University, wrote the following about my book Blood Beats Vol. 1, in a review on the website

    “…Blood Beats sets the bar high for those for which cultural criticism – journalistic or otherwise – has been reduced to name dropping and ego-tripping…. [Hardy’s] work resides at the obvious (to some) intersections of Blackness, gender and sexuality, but to simply align his writing and style to the now clichéd province of intersectionality is to miss the point of the work. This is writing that is doing real labor—heavy lifting, if you will—on behalf of those folks—the artists, the audiences, and the activists—who are grappling with “new language in the effort to overthrow…everything.”

Read the rest of the review here.

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