Honoring the Ancestors

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Third World Press, 2008 - Poetry - 64 pages
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The frustration, anger, and restlessness caused by African American oppression are exorcised in this moving collection of poetry. Speaking initially from the perspective of black struggle, these works evolve to invoke the common denominator of all humanity. A familiar voice laments the feelings of a shared past, including tributes to Paul Robeson, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Muhammad Ali, as well as non-African American icons such as Che Guevara, ultimately offering a more thoughtful and transcendental vision of human suffering and injustice.

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Contents

Foreword by E Ethelbert Miller ix
1
From Summer to Fall
15
Baptism
29
Copyright

About the author (2008)

James E. Cherry is an educator and social critic whose poetry has been widely published in literary journals such as African American Review and Callaloo. He is the author of Bending the Blues, Beyond the Frontier, and Roll Call. He lives in Jackson, Tennessee.

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