- Colin Kaepernick has introduced that his memoir shall be launched this 12 months.
- He’ll launch the audiobook, and different unique initiatives, on Audible.
- The guide is described as “half political awakening and half memoir.”
There have now been three full NFL seasons since a workforce was prepared to present Colin Kaepernick a contract, however the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is constant to search out methods to make use of his elevated platform to unfold his message in regards to the actuality of systematic racism and police brutality. The newest is the publication of his memoir, which shall be launched each in print and as an e-book; an audiobook, together with different unique initiatives, have been introduced as Audible exclusives.
Kaepernick kneeled in the course of the pre-game taking part in of the Nationwide Anthem throughout all the 2016 season, catching the eye of not solely the sports activities media however all the nation as effectively. His upcoming guide is described as “half political awakening and half memoir,” and can look carefully at what occurred in his life that led to his protest.
“My protest was the end result of years of thought and experiences, of studying and unlearning,” Kaepernick mentioned in a press release. “I wish to inform the story of my evolution, and the occasions that led me to protest systemic oppression, in hopes that it’ll encourage others to rise in motion,. I’m excited that via this groundbreaking partnership between Kaepernick Publishing and Audible, we are able to elevate Black and Brown voices who can empower future generations.”
Kaepernick additionally sees the memoir as a chance to form his personal story, reasonably than permitting others to do it for him. “I discovered early on that in combating in opposition to systematic oppression, dehumanization and colonization, who controls the narrative shapes the fact of how the world views society,” Kaepernick advised USA Immediately. “It controls who’s liked, who’s hated, who’s degraded and who’s celebrated.”
There isn’t any launch date but for the guide, however it’s anticipated to return a while in 2020. The guide shall be launched on his personal imprint, known as Kaepernick Publishing; it will likely be below the umbrella of Melcher Media, an organization that has beforehand dealt with books from different celebrities, reminiscent of Kobe Bryant and Eminem.