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A nation within a nation : Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) and Black power politics

Author: Komozi Woodard
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka is best known as one of the African American writers who helped ignite the Black Arts Movement. This book examines Baraka's cultural approach to Black Power politics and explores his role in the phenomenal spread of black nationalism in the urban centers of late-twentieth-century America, including his part in the election of black public officials, his leadership in the Modern Black
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Woodard, K. Komozi.
Nation within a nation.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607607550
Named Person: Amiri Baraka; Amiri Baraka; Imamu Amiri Baraka; Schwarze; Imamu Amiri Baraka; Imamu Amiri Baraka
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Komozi Woodard
ISBN: 0807824577 9780807824573 0807847615 9780807847619
OCLC Number: 39045165
Description: xix, 329 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Rise. 1. Groundwork: The Impact of Fidel Castro, Patrice Lumumba, Robert F. Williams, and Malcolm X on Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts Movement. 2. Black Fire: Imamu Amiri Baraka and the Newark Uprising. 3. The Ballot or the Bullet? The Politics of Cultural Nationalism in Newark. 4. The Modernization of Cultural Nationalism: The Black and Puerto Rican Convention and the Election of Newark's First Black Mayor --
pt. II. Zenith and Decline. 5. It's Nation Time: Building a National Black Political Community. 6. Hard Facts: Kawaida Towers and the Dilemma of Cultural Nationalism in Black America. Conclusion: Winter in America.
Responsibility: Komozi Woodard.

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