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Amiri Baraka : the politics and art of a Black intellectual

Author: Jerry Gafio Watts
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Amiri Baraka, formerly known as LeRoi Jones, became known as one of the most militant, antiwhite black nationalists of the 1960s Black Power movement. An advocate of Black Cultural Nationalism, Baraka supported the rejection of all things white and western.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Amiri Baraka; Amiri Baraka; Amiri Baraka; Imamu Amiri Baraka; Imamu Amiri Baraka
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Gafio Watts
ISBN: 0814793738 9780814793732
OCLC Number: 46678205
Description: xiv, 577 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Birth of an intellectual journey --
Bohemian immersions --
An alien among outsider --
Rejecting Bohemia: The politicization of ethnic guilt --
The quest for a blacker art --
Toward a Black Arts infrastructure --
Black Arts poet and essayist --
Black revolutionary playwright --
Kawaida: Totalizing the commitment --
The slave as master: Black Nationalism, Kawaida and the repression of women --
New-Ark and the emergence of pragmatic nationalism --
Pan-Africianism --
National Black Political Convention --
Ever faithful: Toward a religious Marxism --
The artist as Marxist / The Marxist as artist.
Responsibility: Jerry Gafio Watts.
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Amiri Baraka, formerly LeRoi Jones, became known as one of the most militant, anti-white black nationalists of the 1960s Black Power movement. In this study, the author takes us from his early  Read more...

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