YellowBlack: The First Twenty-One Years of a Poet’s Life
by Haki Madhubuti
Publication Date: Dec 01, 2005
List Price: $22.95 (store prices may vary)
Page Count: 253
Imprint: Third World Press
Publisher: Third World Press
Parent Company: Third World Press
Powerful prose, poetry, and jazz riffs chronicle the first 21 years of the life of Haki R. Madhubuti, formerly Don L. Lee: poet, publisher, editor, and activist. He was raised by his mother Maxine, whose life is also recounted—including gritty details of how she used her body to feed, house, and shelter her children without help from their absentee father. Despite the obstacles in his childhood, music and literature molded the young Don Lee, effectively saving his life.
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