Amiri Baraka: A Lifetime of Saying the Unsayable

@article{KeletaMae2016AmiriBA,
  title={Amiri Baraka: A Lifetime of Saying the Unsayable},
  author={Naila Keleta-Mae},
  journal={Canadian Review of American Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={46},
  pages={265 - 279}
}
Abstract:Through the analysis of three poems written at distinct moments in his prolific fifty-year career, this article argues that a central legacy of the work of Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) is the creation of art and scholarship that publicly critiques and provokes the status quo—time and time again, Baraka said the unsayable.Résumé:En s’appuyant sur l’analyse de trois poèmes écrits à des moments distincts de la carrière, longue d’un demi-siècle, d’Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), cet article… 

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