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Contemporary Black History

Amiri Baraka and the Congress of African People

History and Memory

Authors: Simanga, M.

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About this book

This important look at CAP combines historical research and analysis with the author's first-hand experience with the organization, providing the first historical narrative of a consequential player in the Black Power Movement.

About the authors

Michael Simanga holds a doctorate in African American Studies from the Union Institute and University, USA and teaches in the Department of African American Studies at Georgia State University. He is the author of the novel In the Shadow of the Son (1998) and co-editor of 44 on 44 (2011).

Reviews

'Amiri Baraka and the Congress of African People accomplishes two very important tasks. It provides us with intimate details about CAP, a group that has been underappreciated in histories of Black radical organizations. The second, and equally significant, task Simanga addresses is the proper placement of Amiri Baraka into the historical record. He skillfully contextualizes Baraka's importance to the Black freedom movement and demonstrates why he was one of its most creative and politically committed thinkers.' - Joseph Jordan, Director, Sonja Haynes Stone Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Simanga, Michael

    Pages 1-7

  • Born into the Storm

    Simanga, Michael

    Pages 9-26

  • Black Power: The Context of CAP

    Simanga, Michael

    Pages 27-32

  • The Founding of CAP and Emergence of Amiri Baraka as a National Political Leader

    Simanga, Michael

    Pages 33-48

  • The Black Arts Movement and CAP

    Simanga, Michael

    Pages 49-52

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-08065-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-11215-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-29429-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Amiri Baraka and the Congress of African People
Book Subtitle
History and Memory
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Black History
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Michael Simanga
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-08065-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137080653
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11215-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29429-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 191
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