Books by Michael Eric Dyson

Released: June 5, 2018

"An eloquent response to an urgent—and still-unresolved—dilemma."
A social and political analyst reflects on racial tensions in contemporary America. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"The readership Dyson addresses may not fully be convinced, but it can hardly remain unmoved by his fiery prose."
The provocateur-scholar returns to the pulpit to deliver a hard-hitting sermon on the racial divide, directed specifically to a white congregation. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Dyson succeeds admirably in creating a base line for future interpretations of this historic presidency. His well-written book thoroughly illuminates the challenges facing a black man elected to govern a society that is far from post-racial."
An early assessment of America's first black presidency. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 13, 2001

"Perceptive, informative, and certainly timely, albeit a tad hagiographic."
Noted African-American scholar and Baptist minister Dyson (I May Not Get There With You, 2000, etc.), in keeping with the current reappraisal of hip-hop and rap, offers provocative insights into the life and milieu of the artist he calls a "ghetto saint." Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Despite often prolix prose, Dyson succeeds in recasting King's message from a comfortingly unexamined myth to an enduring challenge by a great American provocateur. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A bracing attack on sanitized and tendentious misperceptions of Dr. Martin Luther King. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 1996

"Despite its occasional shortcomings, a thoughtful and balanced addition to a national debate all too often marked by outraged polemic. (Author tour)"
This fourth book by Dyson (Between God and Gangsta Rap, 1995, etc.) is a collection of interlocking essays pondering the ongoing dilemmas of race, class, and gender in the African-American community. ``Why another book on race?'' Dyson asks at the outset. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Dyson's wisdom is a needed antidote to the poisons of racial hatred and gender inequality ever present in our lives."
One of our most important black intellectuals limns the lives of black Americans with subtle, lucid rigor. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Not as rich as Joe Wood's collection, Malcolm X: In Our Own Image (not reviewed), but useful for serious students."
An intriguing but uneven essay on the enduring influence and image of Malcolm X, by the author of Reflecting Black (not reviewed). Read full book review >