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NONAMEThe Chicago rapper dreams of a world without prison walls

“A little bit of a fuck you to Amazon, and kind of a fuck you to the FBI” is how Bronzeville, Chicago rapper and cultural worker Noname described her book club to Trevor Noah on The Daily Show in late 2019. The club picks and promotes two books a month written by POC authors, and posts them to incarcerated individuals across the US. In the months following that moment, Black Lives Matter protests led to fierce and forensic debates about the future of the police, and why the allocation of funds to other public sectors underpins the fight for equality. For her guest edit, Noname brings members of America’s incarcerated creative community together to explore the case for abolition, shedding light on life on the inside via a series of startling artworks.




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