Watch Literature for Justice: Locating Freedom

March 2021



In its third and final year, the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice program continues to offer literature as a vehicle for conversations on the topic of mass incarceration, partnering with the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands to present a two-part virtual series to dig deeper into titles selected for this year’s reading list.

Join poet Dionne Brand (Ossuaries) and geographer Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California) for a discussion about borders, place, and mass incarceration, inspired by and in conversation with generations of Black radical artists working to re-think and re-imagine a collective future of freedom. Moderated by Literature for Justice committee member, National Book Award Finalist, and Center Director Natalie Diaz.

Presented in partnership with the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands at Arizona State University.

Books are available for purchase at with thanks to Loyalty Bookstores in Washington, D.C.

To join the live chat, please tune in to the conversation directly on the Foundation’s YouTube Live.