Black Poetry : I NEED a good book

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  1. daroc

    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :look: for some suggestions on good books to read, some must haves, somin that u couldnt put down, a book that u fell asleep and woke up to...

    any suggestions?
    what book made the most impact on ur life>
     
  2. daroc

    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    still lookin....
     
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    Hey Daroc,

    "Temple of My Familiar" by Alice Walker is an all time favorite of mine...


    Much Peace,
    Akilah :spinstar:
     
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    autobiography of malcolm x

    two thousand seasons, armeh

    the destruction of black civilization: great issues of race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D., by chancellor williams

    nile valley contributions to civilization: exploding the myths Vol.1, by anthony t. browder

    egypt revisited - edited by ivan van sertima

    egypt: child of africa - ivan van sertima

    they came before columbus - ivan van sertima

    black man of the nile and his family - Prof. yosef ben-jochanon - also by him, africa, mother of western civilization, & the african origin of the major western religions

    echoes of the old darkland - charles s finch md

    unesco general history of frica [pay particular attention to the first chapter by cheikh anta diop and the transcript of the debate immediately folowing his chapter]

    precolonial black africa - cheikh anta diop, also, the african origin of civilization, myth or reality

    egypt: light of the world - gerald massey [2 vols.]

    introduction to african civilisations - john g. jackson

    black women in white amerikkka, gerder lerner

    invisible man - ralph ellison

    native son - righard wright

    the best of simple - langston hughes

    the fire next time, & if beale street could talk, both by james baldwin

    ghosts of mississippi, maryanne vollere (bout medgar evers murder)

    assata, by assata shakur

    if they come in the morning, angela davis

    here i stand, paul robeson

    shogun, james clavell

    world's great men of color, vol i & ii, j.a. rogers, also by him, from superman to man, & sex and race, & africa's gift to america.

    stolen legacy, george g.m. james

    well, that oughta get u started anyway, :laugh:

    enjoy gettin ur :read: on!
     
  5. daroc

    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks brotha Alkebulan- that will get me started - ive only read 2 on that list- so i got to catch up-lolsince i asked everyone esle- these are the latest books i've read

    black boy- richard wright
    n!****- **** gregory
    seize the time- huey newton
    taste of power- elaine brown
    walking with the wind- john lewis
    zami: a new spelling of my name- audre lorde
    push: a novel- Ramona Lofton Sapphire
    a day late and a dollar short- terry mcmillan
    the prophet- khalil gibran

    ?- has any one read : the wretched of the earth- fanon- is so - how did u get threw it?
     
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    Soul On Ice - Eldridge Cleaver
    Behold A Pale Horse - Willam Cooper
    Black Bourgeosie - E. Franklin Frazier
    The Destruction of Black Civilization - Chancellor Williams
     
  7. deepy

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    besides some of the above suggestions...i just finished reading a novel by a first time author Delores Phillips entitled "The Darkest Child"...i boought it for the cover (really beautifully photographed)..and surprisingly it really held me...a slow read and sometimes horrific characters...but interesting..
    if you read it i would be curious about your feelings, especially the end..which doesn't really mean much unless you read the book..
    I have now started rereading Ralph Ellison's The Invisible Man" which i think should be must reading for all people, especially people of color..
    and if you prefer non fiction ..state that and i will share some thoughts..
     
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    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    daroc
    by the way...the books you read, really good..I loved saphires' Push"..did you know it was translated into a stage version..which was good, but not like the book because of the experience of watching her grow via her grammar, spelling, etc.
    the only book in your list i haven't read is the latest mcmillan and i have so many others
    as for FANON...not only did i get through it...i've read it several times..what was it that stopped you? for me , so many important messages, learning tools, history...
    your choices of read , very nice...
     
  9. daroc

    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    deepy: yeah push was really good, one of my college teacherws put me on to that. i didnt kn about the play tho- thanx. as for fannon, i started to read it and became side tracked by other books that i began to read- i jus havent had the urge and want to come back to it yet- but i will- ima jus take my time i guess-
    mcmillan - its basically kinda like the movie soulfood- really good- every back person can relate.

    thanx
     
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    Was "A Day Late and a Dollar Short" by Terry McMillan good? I've been wanting to get that for the longest, but didn't think I would enjoy it.

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