Rashida K. Braggs

Rashida K. Braggs is associate professor of Africana Studies and faculty affiliate in comparative literature and American Studies at Williams College.

Posts by Rashida K. Braggs

Sounding Out of Trauma

Baldwin’s love and hope for true democracy is most clear in his consistent attention to black music throughout his work. Especially in “Sonny’s Blues,” Baldwin underscores the importance of music in embodying and relating racialized trauma.