by Amiri Baraka, LeRoi Jones
"Jones/Baraka usually speaks as a Negro-and always as an American. He is eloquent, he is bold. He demands rights-not conditional favors."-The New York Times Book Review
In 2007, Akashic Books ushered Amiri Baraka back into the forefront of America's literary consciousness with the short story collection Tales of the Out & the Gone. This reissue features a highly provocative and profoundly insightful collection of 1960s social and political essays.
LeRoi Jones (now known as Amiri Baraka) is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He was named Poet Laureate of New Jersey by the New Jersey Commission on Humanities, from 20022004. His most recent book, Tales of the Out & the Gone (Akashic Books, 2007), was a New York Times Editors' Choice. He lives in Newark, New Jersey.
Ann Burns - Library Journal
Written in the 1960s, these social and political essays by Jones (Tales of the Out & the Gone) reflect the progressive changes in his life after he witnessed the Cuban Revolution, the Birmingham bombings, and the assassination of Malcolm X.
LeRoi Jones (now known as Amiri Baraka) is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He was named Poet Laureate of New Jersey by the N.J. Commission on Humanities, from 2002-2004. His last two books of poetry, Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems and Un Poco Low Coup received tremendous critical acclaim.
Paperback: 250 pages