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Autobiography of Leroi Jones

Autobiography of Leroi Jones - 97 edition

Autobiography of Leroi Jones - 97 edition

ISBN13: 9781556522314

ISBN10: 1556522312

Autobiography of Leroi Jones by Amiri Baraka - ISBN 9781556522314
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Lawrence Hill
Published: 1997
International: No
Autobiography of Leroi Jones by Amiri Baraka - ISBN 9781556522314

ISBN13: 9781556522314

ISBN10: 1556522312

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 97

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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, 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.

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