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Lupe Fiasco Reviews Professor Vincent Brown’s “The Reaper’s Garden”

Lupe Fiasco is a Chicago-born, Grammy award-winning American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and community advocate. He reminded us, once again, that he is also a consistent voice of insightful critique when he shared his thoughts on ​The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery by Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies and Director of the History Design Studio at Harvard University. Despite being a self-proclaimed “lecture and podcast kind of person,” Lupe chose to read The Reaper’s Garden because not only was the topic was one he was studying at the time but also the text was recommended to him by someone he genuinely respects. In this case, the “suggester” was Professor Brown himself and his recommendation did not disappoint.

Read Lupe’s review below.

Interested in following Lupe's recommendation? Check out The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery here. Also, learn more about Professor Vincent Brown and the History Design Studio at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University here.