IF Fellow Natalie Hopkinson’s new book is now available on Amazon for preorder. The book, A Mouth is Always Muzzled, first originated in 2012 as a public policy discussion project with IF. The original discussion guide remains available as a free download. The book, published by the New York-based The New Press, builds on some of the IF arts project’s themes by telling stories of individual artists and dissidents striving to make art in parts of the world plagued by economic hardship, political oppression and ethnic strife. Before joining IF, Hopkinson was an arts and culture writer, editor and critic at The Root and The Washington Post.
The book will be available in hardcover in January, 2018.