The First Twenty-One Years of a Poet's Life
By (author) Haki R. Madhubuti
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YellowBlack by Haki R. Madhubuti
Book DescriptionPowerful 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780883782750
(215mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Third World Press,U.S.
Publisher: Third World Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Haki R. Madhubuti
Describe the Moment, Paperback (June 2006)
Contains poetry, short plays and short stories written by young people as part of Chicago's Gallery 37 Project in 1997. Gallary 37 is an art education program for young people from 14 to 21 that offers opportunities in poetry, prose and the visual arts.
Killing Memory, Seeking Ancestors, Paperback (June 2006)
Presents works of poetry written in the tradition and style of the Black Arts Movement. This work includes poems that are lyrical, laced with satirical allusions and political exhortations to the Black readers.
Run Toward Fear, Paperback (August 2004)
Presents a collection of poetry that offers readers a mixture of poems that challenge and cause both reflection and question on many of the headline issues that have launched this century. This handbook serves as a practical answer to the final poem 'For the Consideration of Poets'.
Tough Notes, A Healing Call, Hardback (December 2001)» View all books by Haki R. Madhubuti
Directed to his own sons, cultural sons, and the boys and young men he has mentored, this work is visionary action for all young men seeking a whole and productive life in a racist, combative world. It includes chapters on women and intelligence and avoiding victimization.
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Author Biography - Haki R. Madhubuti
Haki R. Madhubuti is a professor of English and the founder and director emeritus of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center at Chicago State University.
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