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Some of us did not die : new and selected essays of June Jordan.

Author: June Jordan
Publisher: New York : Basic/Civitas Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Biography   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essayist June Jordan presents this collection that follows the more than 40-year span of her writing career, which includes political essays about the incomplete legacy of the civil rights movement as well as more personal essays about her experience as a single mother, and also as a black feminist bisexual.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jordan, June, 1936-2002.
Some of us did not die.
New York : Basic/Civitas Books, ©2002
(OCoLC)606775826
Online version:
Jordan, June, 1936-2002.
Some of us did not die.
New York : Basic/Civitas Books, ©2002
(OCoLC)608262952
Named Person: June Jordan; June Jordan
Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: June Jordan
ISBN: 0465036929 9780465036929 0465036937 9780465036936
OCLC Number: 49704996
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 312 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. New and most recent essays --
Introduction : Some of us did not die --
The invisible people : an unsolicited report on black rage --
A far stretch well worth the effort --
Hunting for Jews? --
A letter to Maria --
Do you do well to be angry? --
Update on Martin Luther King, Jr., and the best of my heart --
Letter to my friend --
Part II. From Affirmative acts --
Break the law! --
A couple of words on behalf of sex (itself) --
Besting a worse case scenario --
Notes toward a model of resistance --
O.J. Simpson : innocent of what? --
Ruth and Naomi, David and Jonathan : one love --
Islam and the USA today --
I am seeking an attitude --
The light of the fire --
Part III. From Technical difficulties --
Waking up in the middle of some American dreams --
Requiem for the champ --
Can I get a witness? --
A new politics of sexuality --
For my American family : a belated tribute to a legacy of gifted intelligence and guts --
The mountain and the man who was not God : an essay on the life and ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. --
Part IV. From On call --
Nobody mean more to me than you and the future life of Willie Jordan --
The difficult miracle of black poetry in America or something like a sonnet for Phillis Wheatley --
Life after Lebanon --
White Tuesday : November 1984 --
Nicaragua : Why I had to go there --
Report from the Bahamas --
Problems of language in a democratic state --
Many rivers to cross --
For the sake of people's poetry : Walt Whitman and the rest of us --
Part V. From Civil wars --
Civil wars --
Where is the love? --
Old stories : new lives --
Notes toward a black balancing of love and hatred --
American violence and the Holy Loving Spirit --
Letter to R. Buckminster Fuller --
Letter to Michael --
Foreword to Civil wars.
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A posthumous collection of the essays of June Jordan, noted for its "love of language" and "expression of social identity" (Reamy Jansen, San Francisco Chronicle)  Read more...

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