Sunday, June 11, 2006

The Covenant Book Review



The book, in my estimation, is a continuation of the lineage that Du Bois sought to establish with the Atlanta Conferences. While many have attempted systematic analyses of the conditions of African-Americans across a broad spectrum, few have successfully conducted these analyses and provided prescription for change that could be understood at the individual, family, community, and policy levels. The Covenant does this. Now of course the book is not perfect, one could desired deeper analysis from some of the contributors, but I ask you to suspend your “academic hat” of deconstruction and “critique for the sake of critique” and take the time to see how each essay fits into the whole.
Read my full review here.

The Covenant Tour is going to conclude in Detroit this Friday, June 16th at 7pm at
Greater Grace Temple
City of David
23500 W. Seven Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48219
It's free and open to the public!!!

3 comments:

Dancewithme2 said...

I'll read it and get back to you.

Garlin II said...

Dumi, I was looking for more man! On a serious note, I purchased the book soon after the conference in Houston, but I have yet to read it. You giving it a thumbs up though is reassuring to me.

Dumi said...

Garlin,
You were looking for more commentary from me in the review or more information in the book or more what? I'm trying to make it to Detroit tomorrow to see him and see how the "tour" is.