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Akashic Books, Jan 1, 2009 - Social Science - 250 pages
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A seminal Jones/Baraka literary landmine that launches Akashic Books' new African American-focused reprint series.
 

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Written in the 1960s, these social and political essays by Jones (Tales of the Out & the Gone) reflect the progressive changes in his life after he witnessed the Cuban Revolution, the Birmingham bombings, and the assassination of Malcolm X. Read full review

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Contents

HOME new introduction
15
HOME original introduction
21
Cuba Libre
23
Letter to Jules Feiffer
79
Tokenism 300 Years for Five Cents
85
Black Is a Country
101
City of Harlem
107
Cold Hurt and Sorrow Streets of Despair
115
What Does Nonviolence Mean?
155
The DempseyListon Fight
179
Black Writing
185
Expressive Language
190
Hunting Is Not Those Heads on the Wall
197
Leroi Jones Talking
204
The Last Days of the American Empire Including Some Instructions for Black People
214
The Revolutionary Theatre
236

Street Protest
118
Soul Food
121
The Myth of a Negro Literature
124
Brief Reflections on Two Hot Shots
137
A Dark Bag
142
American Sexual Reference Black Male
243
Blackhope
263
The Legacy of Malcolm X and the Coming of the Black Nation
266
STATEMEANT
281
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LeRoi Jones (now known as Amiri Baraka) is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He was named Poet Laureate of New Jersey by the N.J. Commission on Humanities, from 2002-2004. His last two books of poetry, Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems and Un Poco Low Coup received tremendous critical acclaim.

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