Mixed-Race Superman

Book / Essay


by Will Harris

Format: Paperback, English
128 page(s)
ISBN/ISBN13: /9781999922306
Published May 17, 2018 by Peninsula Press

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Mixed-Race Superman asks what it means to be mixed race in an increasingly divided world.

In an era where a man endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan can sit in the White House, Will Harris considers how two very different supermen—Barack Obama and Keanu Reeves—each transformed the confusion of a mixed heritage into a heroic identity.

Drawing on personal experience to examine the way that these two men have been embedded in our collective consciousness, Mixed-Race Superman is a moving exploration of race, identity and masculinity that establishes Harris as a truly remarkable writer: wise, generous and razor-sharp.