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Published in 2012, Oakland in Popular Memory by Matt Werner is a book about recent movements in Oakland, notably around art, in the context of larger national and global contexts, attempting to portray a more balanced image of Oakland than the mainstream media tends to show.

Among those profiled in the book are:

  • Chinaka Hodge
  • Dahlak Brathwaite
  • Dave Smallen
  • George Watsky
  • Ise Lyfe
  • K.Flay
  • Kid Beyond
  • MC Lars
  • Rafael Casal
  • Saul Williams
  • Talib Kweli
  • Victor Vazquez

Publisher's notes

Check out a copy the Oakland Public Library here.

Berkeley, Calif. : Thought Publishing,


9780982689837 (pbk)

0982689837 (pbk)