James Kilgore

James Kilgore is a long-time social activist and writes widely on issues pertaining to mass incarceration. He is the author of Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time (New Press, 2015). He is a research scholar at the Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois and has written three novels. He lived in South Africa and Zimbabwe under the name of John Pape.

Mass Incarceration for Profit
Against the Current, No. 177, July/August 2015

The Politics of Mass Incarceration
Against the Current, No. 174, January/February 2015

Drugs, Race & the Gulag Industry
Against the Current, No. 153, July/August 2011

Year One of the Transition
Against the Current, No. 58, September/October 1995

Perestroika as Africans See It
Against the Current, No. 28, September/October 1990

Zimbabwe's Decade of Independence
Against the Current, No. 21, July/August 1989