Amiri Baraka

"A man is either free or he is not. Therefore cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom." Amiri Baraka 

Amiri Baraka, formerly known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka, was an American writer of poetry, drama, fiction, essays and music criticism. He was born in Newark, New Jersey on October 7, 1934. His writing has received praise and condemnation and he faced accusations of being antisemitic. He passed away on January 9, 2014.

Amiri Baraka’s writing career spans over nearly fifty years and has mostly focused on the subjects of Black Liberation and White Racism.The dramatist, novelist and poet, Amiri Baraka is one of the most respected and widely published African-American writers. With the beginning of Black Civil Rights Movements during the sixties, Baraka explored the anger of African-Americans and used his writings as a weapon against racism. Also, he advocated scientific socialism with his revolutionary inclined poems and aimed at creating aesthetic through them.

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