Square Blues

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Square Blues
 

Authored by Shay Youngblood
Edition: 2

Square Blues follows, a reparations activist, his mother Odessa, who married a Jewish store owner in the 1940's and her grand daughter Karma, an art activist, during one summer weekend in the early 1990's during which each member of his family is challenged to stand up for their beliefs in ways that threaten to tear the family apart. Three generations in a southern family respond to oppression and injustice and find the courage to stand up for their beliefs as they redefine what makes a family and what holds it together. For many years Square has been collecting names on petitions demanding Black Pay Back, financial reparations and a public apology for slavery and using money inherited from his father to bail out political prisoners and finance a radical underground movement. During the course of the play Square paints a 'wall of resistance' mural on the interior wall of the café depicting modern heroes and activists while his niece Karma creates art on public walls using spray paint, nude models and found objects in her art actions to bring attention to the issues she feels passion for, and Odessa is lost in her memories, grieving the loss of a most profound and dangerous love.


Publication Date:
2013-03-11
ISBN/EAN13:
1482332949 / 9781482332940
Page Count:
90
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Drama / American / African American




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