Craft and Conscience: How to Write about Social Issues (MP3 CD)

Craft and Conscience: How to Write about Social Issues By Kavita Das, Lynnette R. Freeman (Read by) Cover Image
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Writers are witnesses and scribes to society's conscience but writing about social issues in the twenty-first century requires a new, sharper toolkit. Craft and Conscience helps writers weave together their narrative craft, analytical and research skills, and their conscience to create prose that makes us feel the individual and collective impact of crucial issues of our time. Kavita Das guides writers to take on nuanced perspectives and embrace intentionality through a social-justice lens. She challenges writers to unpack their motivations for writing about an issue and to understand that "writing, irrespective of genre or outlet is an act of political writing," regardless of intention. The book includes essays from a fascinating mix of authors, including James Baldwin, Alexander Chee, Kaitlyn Greenidge, George Orwell, Roxane Dunbar-Ortiz, Gaiutra Bahadur, Jaquira D az, and Imani Perry. By including Das's own perspective and those of the featured writers about motivations and approaches to writing about fraught social issues, this book both demystifies the process of engaging social issues on the page and underscores the intentionality and sensitivity that must go into the work.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781666581775
ISBN-10: 1666581771
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Language: English