Diasporic Africa Press (DAP) is an independent, nonprofit publisher of serious non-fiction books about the African world. Founded in 2010, DAP continues to provide adult and young readers with books in African world cultures, histories, and literature found nowhere else.
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Mumia Abu-Jamal is a former Black Panther and award-winning National Public Radio journalist who is arguably the world's most famous political prisoner. Convicted of murder in 1982 and the author of more than 10 books and 2,000 Op-Eds for print and radio broadcast, Abu-Jamal is easily the world's most famous contemporary prison writer. The Trials of Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Biography in 25 Voices is a collective evaluation of his life as told by those who know him best-his friends and allies. Edited by Abu-Jamal biographer Todd Steven Burroughs, it chronicles the struggles to get Abu-Jamal the health care he needed in 2021 as well as his life of radical, decolonized activism in the face of his monitoring by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's counter-intelligence program (COINTELPRO) while a teenage Black Panther in Philadelphia and, later, as an inmate, decades of extraordinary repression by the state of Pennsylvania.
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Diasporic Africa Press (DAP) is a nonprofit and global publisher of serious books about the African world, specializing in histories, cultures, literature and language. Targeting adults and young readers, our books are grounded in scholarship, written for accessibility, and designed to support discussion, teaching, and research.
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