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Soldier: A Poet's Childhoodby June Jordan
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Jordan's day-by-day memoir of her first 12 years depicts her developing into a political poet and essayist torn between her West Indian emigr<'e> parents: her father to whom the book is dedicated and who wanted her success on the white man's terms, and her mother, quiet, religious, and conflicted about her husband's near- militaristic methods to achieve success for their only child. Jordan is professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of its Poetry for the People program. No index.
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A not uncommon story is captured with astonishing beauty--the childhood of a gifted daughter whose immigrant parents must struggle in order to provide her with the educational and social opportunities not available to them, or, for that matter, to most blacks of her generation. Photos.
The story of the childhood of poet June Jordan, a gifted daughter whose immigrant parents struggled in order to provide her with the educational and social opportunities not available to them, or, for that matter, to most blacks of her generation. Photos.
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