September 5, 2020
Book Riot recently talked with University of Arizona Press author Marquis Bey on anarchism, their writing, and essential reads on Black trans anarchism.
Bey’s book with the Press, Them Goon Rules: Fugitive Essays on Radical Black Feminism, is a collection of personal essays on radical feminism, Blackness, nonnormative gender, and more.
From Book Riot:
Marquis Bey is the author of Them Goon Rules, published by the University of Arizona Press in 2019 while they were a doctoral candidate at Cornell University. They have since graduated and now hold the position of Assistant Professor of African American Studies and English at Northwestern University. Bey’s new book, Anarcho-Blackness: Notes Toward a Black Anarchism, was published by AK Press in August of 2020.
Them Goon Rules is a collection of personal essays and critical examinations of Black American life with pieces such as “On Being Called a Thug,” “Scenes of Illegible Shadow Genders,” “Flesh Werq,” and many others. The book is personal, humanizing, and easy to read while having a level of depth that forces the reader to dwell on Bey’s writings days after reading.
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