by H. Rap Brown
More than any other black leader, H. Rap Brown, chairman of the radical Black Power organization SNCC, came to symbolize the ideology of black revolution. Die Nigger Die! - first published in 1969 and long unavailable - tells the story of the making of a revolutionary. Much more than a personal history, it is a call to arms, an urgent message to the black community to be the vanguard force in the struggle of the oppressed people. Forthright, sardonic, and shocking, Die Nigger Die! is not only illuminating and dynamic reading, but also a document essential to understanding the upheavals of the late 1960s. University of Massachusetts professor Ekwueme Michael Thelwell has updated this edition, covering Brown's decades of harrassment by law enforcement agencies and his extraordinary transformation into an important Muslim leader.
Paperback: 145 pages