Karl Kersplebedeb

Karl Kersplebedeb is a Montreal-based publisher and distributor of anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist, and anti-patriarchal literature as well as a longtime anti-prison activist. Working with comrades to publish the first edition of A Soldier’s Story in 2001 remains one of the accomplishments he is happiest about.

A Soldier’s Story: Revolutionary Writings by a New Afrikan Anarchist, Third Edition

A Soldier’s Story: Revolutionary Writings by a New Afrikan Anarchist, Third Edition

SKU: 9781629633770
Author: Kuwasi Balagoon • Edited by Matt Meyer and Karl Kersplebedeb
Publisher: PM Press/ Kersplebedeb
ISBN: 9781629633770
Published: 3/2019
Format: Paperback
Size: 9 x 6
Page count: 272
Subjects: Politics


“The success of the Movement for Black Lives over the last three years has demonstrated the power inherent in a challenge to white supremacy that is at once radical, nonhierarchical, intersectional, and queer-centered. But for many in today’s political world, this constellation of commitments pops out of nowhere, with little articulate history. And that is a shame, because there is always a history, and to understand where we came from tells us a great deal about where we are. A conversation with our elders—whether departed or not—always deepens our understanding. This important, often-brilliant, and little-known collection from a Black anarchist political prisoner, whose struggle moves from the early ’60s Panthers to the early years of the AIDS epidemic, deserves wide discussion. The words in these papers and letters speak important truths to our current situation and will provoke heated debate on both theory and practice, as we move into a new and dangerous era, ever rekindling the hope of radical transformation.”
—Mark Lance, professor of philosophy, Program on Justice and Peace, Georgetown University 

“We have to get our jewels where we can, for this is how we carry on from one generation to the next—it’s revolutionary cross-pollination. To paraphrase Che, we need one, two, three, many more Kuwasi Balagoons in order to get free of the chains that bind us.”
—Sanyika Shakur, author of Stand Up, Struggle Forward

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