Askia M. Toure
Askia Muhammad Touré is a poet, essayist, political editor, and leading voice of the Black Arts Movement. He was born, Rolland Snellings, on October 13, 1938 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
He is a former editor of the Journal of Black Poetry, Black Dialogue, and Black Star, and staff writer for Liberator Magazine, organs of the Black Power Revolt. Mr. Toure is widely anthologized in a host of anthologies in the United State and abroad. He is the author of "JuJu" and " Songhai," two volumes of verse. He is currently a writer-in-residence in Boston at the Ogunamaile Gallery.
He is currently working on a film about the Black Arts Movement.
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