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A Black Fire!
by Ras Baraka

    Publication Date: Apr 01, 2014
    List Price: $5.95
    Format: Paperback, 26 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9781574781182
    Imprint: Black Classic Press
    Publisher: Black Classic Press
    Parent Company: Black Classic Press

    Paperback Description:

    A Black Fire! was written and delivered by Ras Baraka at the home going celebration for his father, Amiri Baraka, on January 18, 2014. The eulogy closed the four-hour service which was attended by more than 3,000 celebrants and hosted by actor and activist, Danny Glover. Ras Baraka delivered the rhapsodizing eulogy in the tradition of his father, who was an extraordinary master of the praise form. Amiri Baraka delivered eulogies honoring the famous and well-known, such as James Baldwin and John Coltrane. He also honored lesser known individuals, including friends and relatives. One of Amiri’s more moving eulogies was delivered for his daughter, Shani, who was tragically killed in 2003.