Q+A with Andre Perry, author of Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now

Andre Perry: 
If American society seeks to improve, part of our labor is for us to fully embrace the whole truth of how we arrived here (and where exactly our culture is) at this moment. That includes a reckoning with our origin story — the violent annex of land, forced labor towards the creation of wealth, and the inequitable distribution of that accumulated wealth — and how the ramifications of those first centuries affect us to down to the minutiae of our daily lives (like you know, being screamed at by an attendant to pull down my hoodie in a gas station outside of Little Rock, AK). My deepest hope is that this text provides yet another insight into our current condition and drives a reader’s hunger to learn more about our history, present, and possible ways forward. All of our challenges: classism, racism, sexism — they are intertwined — so I am aware that my reflections are mere strands in a much larger framework.

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