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Fire Both Ways

I met him in high school during or after Zora Neale Hurston.  During a scene study in drama class, I read The Dutchman.  I found it very bold and the vernacular likening my uncles and father.  He felt familiar.  I read more on him and the adjectives attached to his name were, “controversial and radical” which I had not yet defined for myself.  But I knew if my sheroes, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez and Maya Angelou spoke highly of him… he was someone I needed in my library.

Leroi Jones / Amiri Baraka


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