Writing on the Wall
by Mumia Abu-Jamal
edited by Johanna Fernandez
with a foreword by Cornel West


City Lights Books 2015

“Mumia Abu-Jamal is one of the most important public intellectuals of our time… He offers us new ways of thinking about law, democracy and power. He allows us to reflect upon the fact that transformational possibilities often emerge where we least expect them.”- Angela Davis

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s latest book compiles, for the first time, more than 100 of his previously unpublished essays spanning the 30 plus years of his incarceration.  From his first Christmas in prison to his Goddard commencement speech that sparked the Pennsylvania law SB508, or ‘Silencing Act’—now, because of a lawsuit led by Prison Radio, declared an unconstitutional restriction on freedom of speech—Mumia’s words educate, move, and inspire all who encounter them, forever reminding us that creating a just world is possible if only we, like Mumia, have the courage to fight for it.