Michael Eric Dyson

Also by Michael Eric Dyson

Know What I Mean?

Know What I Mean?

America’s foremost “hip-hop intellectual” and acclaimed biographer of Marvin Gaye and Tupac Shakur weighs in on the past, present, and future of hip-hop music.

Debating Race

Debating Race

This compelling collection brings together many of Dyson’s most memorable encounters and most poignant arguments and gives readers a front row seat as he spars with politicians, pundits, and public intellectuals.

Come Hell or High Water

Come Hell or High Water

Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster

The victims of Katrina are still suffering and in desperate need of help and attention, but have no voice. Dyson comes to their aid by telling their stories.

Is Bill Cosby Right?

Is Bill Cosby Right?

Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?

The acclaimed “hip-hop intellectual” exposes the raw nerve of class and generational warfare in black America with this provocative defense of impoverished African Americans.

Mercy, Mercy Me

Mercy, Mercy Me

The Art, Loves and Demons of Marvin Gaye

A widely acclaimed reassessment of the remarkable life, art, struggles, and death of an American icon, from the celebrated author of Holler If You Hear Me.

The Michael Eric Dyson Reader

The Michael Eric Dyson Reader

At last in one place—and in paperback—the best and most important writing from the leading African-American intellectual of his generation.

Why I Love Black Women

Why I Love Black Women

“Dr. Dyson has done an extraordinary job of sharing his heartfelt commitment and honor of Black women. I, for one, am proud and glad to know that such love exists.” —Iyanla Vanzant

Open Mike

Open Mike

Essays and interviews from one of the most insightful and thought-provoking black intellectuals to emerge since the heyday of the civil rights movement.

Holler If You Hear Me

Holler If You Hear Me

Searching for Tupac Shakur

“Dyson writes, trying to canonize Pac for ghetto sainthood. So let he who has ears, hear. And holler.” —Vibe