Everything Worth Fighting For: an exploration of being Black in America by Dasan Ahanu
Dasan Ahanu is a southern storyteller who uses his poetry as a tool for conveying messages and for giving voice to the lived experiences of those who find themselves at the center and in the margins. Everything Worth Fighting For: An exploration of being Black in America takes the reader on a journey of discovery into the many layers of Black life. From coming to understand the value in elder wisdom to struggling with the dangers facing Black youth, the book paints a picture of a multi- faceted existence. It is a resistance to narrowing perceptions and a call for society to never forget that there is so much more to any Black person than meets the eye. This book not only intendeds to engage, it is also intended to inspire, affirm, challenge, and push people’s thinking. It is recognition of the beauty of being Black, of the struggles of being Black, and a scathing rebuttal to those who see Black life as anything less than amazing.