The critically lauded author of The Beast Side and The Cook Up returns with an existential look at life in low-income black communities, while also offering a new framework for how we can improve the conversations occuring about them.
Told by the man who lived it, The Cook Up is a riveting look inside the Baltimore drug trade as portrayed in the hit HBO series, The Wire.
Searing Dispatches from the Urban Zones Where African American Men Have Become an Endangered Species
Watkins has lectured at countless universities, prisons and schools all over the world, please see the booking section for more information.
Watkins is the author of the New York Times best-sellers “The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America” and "The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir. His latest We Speak for Ourselves is available for preorder
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