Amiri Baraka

 
A song of constant beginnings
A song of constant beginnings
The poet’s biographer on how he brought together the African and diasporic traditions of resistance and art
And thus do I salute him
And thus do I salute him
It was a warm April day in New York City’s Upper West Side. I approached the door of a ground-floor flat, 310 West 87th Street, rang the bell and...
‘For 30 years, I kept running’
‘For 30 years, I kept running’
When the preternaturally gifted Nigerian symbolist poet Harry Garuba burst on to the literary scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s, few would have...
Paul Beatty: Exploring race without limits
Paul Beatty: Exploring race without limits
During a conversational interview with Man Booker prize-winning author Paul Beatty in late August, he relates a story about going to hear author...
The Lists this week: Airspace, THEESatisfaction and Amiri Baraka's Black Music
The Lists this week: Airspace, THEESatisfaction and Amiri Baraka's Black Music
The Play ListShabazz Palaces: I’ve had the timeless Black Up, debut album of American...
Amiri Baraka: The poet who chose separation
Amiri Baraka: The poet who chose separation
Amiri Baraka, who has died aged 79, was an African-American writer who chose separation rather than integration. In 1962, James Baldwin, the most...

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