Summary: -- ''The story of Baraka's metamorphoses is itself part of the story of contemporary literature's development''. -- Publisher's Weekly-- First publication of the original, unexpurgated text-- Includes a new introduction by the author Poet, dramatist, critic, teacher, and political activist Amiri Baraka, born Leroy Jones in 1934, was a driving force in the sixties Black Arts Movement and continues to have a powerful influence on African-American culture. In this candid autobiography, ...show more he recounts the experiences that led him to change African-American literature, from his role in black nationalism after the assassination of Malcolm X to his involvement in Civil Rights clashes and commitment to an international socialist vision. Unavailable since 1986, this is the first unedited publication of the autobiography, which sold over 30,000 copies. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 97
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