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Written with exceptional beauty throughout, Soldier stands and delivers an eloquent, heart-breaking, hilarious and hopeful, witness to the beginnings of a truly extraordinary, American life.

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Some of Us Did Not Die Brings together a rich sampling of the late poet June Jordan's prose writings. The essays in this collection, which include her last writings and span the length of her extraordinary career, reveal Jordan as an incisive analyst of the personal and public costs of remaining committed to the ideal and practice of democracy. Willing to venture into the most painful contradictions of American culture and politics, Jordan comes back with lyrical honesty, wit, and wide-ranging intelligence in these accounts of her reckoning with life as a teacher, poet, activist, and citizen.

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This tale of a Harlem and Brooklyn childhood is a stunning exploration of the nature of memory, writing, family, and the forging of the poet's identity as an artistic and social revolutionary

About the Author

June Jordan was Professor of African American Studies at U.C. Berkeley and was born in New York City in 1936. Her books of poetry include Haruko / Love Poems and Naming Our Destiny: New and Selected Poems. She was also the author of five children's books, a novel, three plays, and five volumes of political essays, the most recent of which was Affirmative Acts. For more than ten years, she wrote a regular political column for The Progressive magazine. Her honors included a National Book Award nomination, a Rockefeller Foundation grant, and a National Association of Black Journalists Award. June Jordan died in Berkeley, California on June 14, 2002.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780465036820
Author:
Jordan, June
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Poets, American
Subject:
African American families
Subject:
African American poets
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Poets, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Series Volume:
72-67.
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.52x5.40x.77 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Some of Us Did Not Die Brings together a rich sampling of the late poet June Jordan's prose writings. The essays in this collection, which include her last writings and span the length of her extraordinary career, reveal Jordan as an incisive analyst of the personal and public costs of remaining committed to the ideal and practice of democracy. Willing to venture into the most painful contradictions of American culture and politics, Jordan comes back with lyrical honesty, wit, and wide-ranging intelligence in these accounts of her reckoning with life as a teacher, poet, activist, and citizen.
"Synopsis" by , This tale of a Harlem and Brooklyn childhood is a stunning exploration of the nature of memory, writing, family, and the forging of the poet's identity as an artistic and social revolutionary
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