Thirty-Nine (39) Questions for White People


Dear Visitors,

The response to,  and interest  in this publication was huge.  This first edition publication was limited to 40 hand letter-pressed copies.  We sold out of these rare copies almost immediately.

This publication is now Out of Print. 

We are very grateful to each of the individuals, libraries, museums, and educational institutions that purchased this book.  In addition to sales, five of the books have been donated to people who supported the creation of the project..

We thank you again for your generous support and many kind words.


DangerDot Publishing

Olympia, Washington


Archived Press Release from publication date:

November 2013

DangerDot Publishing is very honored to celebrate the publication of “Thirty-Nine (39) Questions for White People,” by Naima Lowe, a stunning art piece and rare book that insists that readers reflect on the complexity of race, and the privilege to not have to notice it.

According to Author, Naima Lowe, “the deceptively simple text asks complex questions about race and accountability. Each page of this limited edition, forty-page, loose-leaf book, was hand inked and hand typed at a small collectively run print shop in Olympia, WA. This work started as an experiment based in my curiosity about how whiteness is framed and understood by white people. The work of creating the book became an exercise in turning the emotional labor of racism into tangible physical labor. I was able to turn all that pain into an object, which is incredibly strange, but also incredibly freeing.”

“Thirty-Nine (39) Questions for White People,” was recently featured at The Wing Luke Art Museum.

The Author


Naima Lowe is a 34 year old Queer, African-American artist and educator based in Olympia, Washington. Her films, videos, performances and writings have been seen at the Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Anthology Film Archive, The Knitting Factory, The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific Islander Experience, The Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, The International Toy Theater Exhibition, and Judson Memorial Church.

For more about the Naima, including contact information, please see here.  Speaking engagements and engagement fees are available upon request.