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VIDEO: Amiri Baraka: Evolution of a Revolutionary Poet

Amiri Baraka: Evolution of a Revolutionary Poet

Exhibit at Zambezi Bazaar in conjunction with the Leimert Park Book Fair.

Amiri Baraka is one of the most prolific African American writers of the 20th century. He is an acclaimed poet and the Obie-winning playwright of Dutchman. His long list of writing credits includes: Blues People; Home; Social Essays; Black Fire; Selected Poetry of Amiri Baraka / LeRoi Jones and Selected Plays and Prose of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones. He continues to be active in the struggle against racism and capitalism, to organize artists, and tp participate in the struggle for Black Liberation. He is currently teaching classes on Pan-African literature at Stony Brook College at the State University of New York and at Columbia University.

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