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review Home: Social Essays Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ì With a new introduction by the author This new edition re present's seminal collection of essays by one of our foremost African American thinkers These audacious essays range from short impressionistic pieces on urban life and culture to longer political statements on the Cuban reK sexuality and the artist's role as a force for social change But than a collection of occasional pieces Home is truly an ideological autobiograph. Home is one of my favorite books I especially like the account of Robert Williams' African American revolutionary and author of Negroes with Guns a once banned book in the US trip to Cuba The book is a classic It was written during the Black Power struggle of the 1960's the period of Malcolm X and the civil rights movement This is a short book but a powerful one

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Home Social EssaysWith a new introduction by the author This new edition re present's seminal collection of essays by one of our foremost African American thinkers T. There are many times when the arbitrariness of moralizing and the pompous drug of self righteousness causes us to evaluate political artists harsher and unfairly than we do artists who writepaintdancecraft for “art’s sake” And that is definitely true for black political artists especially artists as prolific and as brave as Amiri Baraka Baraka’s critiues never address the white supremacy he encountered and fought head on They never examine the violence the riots or the gruesome deaths enacted on black peoples that Baraka was writing about They only know him for his flaws for his impulsiveness for the errors that are not exclusively his I will say that the sexism and homophobia is hard to read Some parts were a bit much and his resentment towards white supremacy got the best of him in terms of thinking about ‘what’ he was actually saying He should have been way careful when writing about rape It is inexcusable It is undeniable that the critics only real investment in reading Baraka in critiuing him was to silence him was to keep him in the corner of angry black men not worthy of the microphone or ink they died with This is sad not just because of intentions It is said because sometimes they are successful But Baraka cared little for the mainstream He cared about the black ears And this is what is so beautiful about his collection of essays They are broad in depth mostly precise and sometimes hasty in analysis but always worth engaging His essay on “Soul Food” is a classic He treatment on “Black Literature” is as good as it is controversial and many will either adamantly or agree or emphatically disagree His writing on Malcolm X is honest and insightful All in all Baraka’s collection of essays is as good as Ellison’s “Shadow Act” and Baldwin’s “Notes of a Native Son” It is no Fire Next Time or What Moves at the Margins but what I can tell you is it is worth every second it takes to complete it