YellowBlack: The First Twenty-one Years of a Poet's Life : a Memoir

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Third World Press, Apr 1, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 253 pages
Powerful prose, poetry, and jazz riffs chronicle the first 21 years of the life of Haki R. Madhubuti, formerly Don L. Lee: poet, publisher, editor, and activist. He was raised by his mother Maxine, whose life is also recounted?including gritty details of how she used her body to feed, house, and shelter her children without help from their absentee father. Despite the obstacles in his childhood, music and literature molded the young Don Lee, effectively saving his life.

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The World as We Knew it
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Detroit
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Camden Arkansas
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Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Haki R. Madhubuti is a professor of English and the founder and director emeritus of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center at Chicago State University.

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