Amiri Baraka: The Politics and Art of a Black Intellectual
Amiri Baraka, formerly known as LeRoi Jones, became known as one of the most militant, anti-white black nationalists of the 1960s Black Power movement. An advocate of Black Cultural Nationalism, Baraka supported the rejection of all things white and western. He helped found and direct the influential Black Arts movement which sought to move black writers away from western aesthetic sensibilities and toward a more complete embrace of the black world. Except perhaps for James Baldwin, no single figure has had more of an impact on black intellectual and artistic life during the last forty years.
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Watts (American studies, Trinity Coll.) has written a massive study of the political and intellectual career of the poet and activist Amiri Baraka (a.k.a. LeRoi Jones). His focus is on Jones's life as ... Read full review
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