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Jabari Asim

THE N WORD: WHO CAN SAY IT
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Jabari Asim is an associate professor at Emerson College, where he directs the graduate program in writing, literature, and publishing. He is also the Executive Editor of The Crisis magazine, a preeminent journal of politics, ideas and culture published by the NAACP and founded by W.E.B. Du Bois in 1910. He is the author of 13 books, including The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn’t, And Why; What Obama Means: For Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future; A Taste Of Honey: Stories; and Only The Strong, a novel. 


His reviews, essays and cultural criticism have been published in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and Essence Magazine, among others. 


His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, the Carter G. Woodson Award from the National Council for the Social Studies, a Jefferson Cup Honor from the Virginia Library Association, and two NAACP Image Award nominations.