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This isn’t the Du Bois you read about in school. Written after Souls of Black Folk, this book presents a more fiery and controversial side of the famed W. E. B. Du Bois. In Darkwater, Du Bois experiments with presentation, jumping from sociopolitical essays to poetry and science fiction. His perspectives are also groundbreaking and ahead of their time (and perhaps ours). He argues against religious ignorance, advocates for the upliftment of women, analyzes whiteness, prophecizes massive social collapse, and promotes the idea that the darker people of the globe may be the world’s salvation. A modern edition with casual readers in mind. Dozens of detailed notes explaining the historical references and illuminating an already explosive text.