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Amiri Baraka

Author (7-Oct-1934 — 9-Jan-2014)


Nilgun Anadolu-Okur. Contemporary African American Theater: Afrocentricity in the Works of Larry Neal, Amiri Baraka, and Charles Fuller. New York, NY: Garland Publishing. 1997. 199pp.

Amiri Baraka. The Autobiography of Leroi Jones / Amiri Baraka. New York: Freundlich Books. 1984.

Kimberly W. Benston (editor). Imamu Amiri Baraka: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1978. 195pp.

Kimberly W. Benston. Baraka: The Renegade and the Mask. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 1976. 290pp.

Lloyd W. Brown. Amiri Baraka. Boston, MA: Twayne. 1980.

Philip Uko Effiong. In Search of a Model for African-American Drama: A Study of Selected Plays by Lorraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka, and Ntozake Shange. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. 2000. 248pp.

Harry Justin Elam. Taking It to the Streets: The Social Protest Theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka. University of Michigan Press. 1997. 208pp.

Robert Elliot Fox. Conscientious Sorcerers: The Black Postmodernist Fiction of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed, and Samuel R. Delany. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 1987. 153pp.

William Harris. The Poetry and Poetics of Amiri Baraka: The Jazz Aesthetic. Columbia University Press. 1985. 174pp.

Theodore R. Hudson. From Leroi Jones to Amiri Baraka: The Literary Works. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 1973. 222pp. "The first comprehensive critical study of LeRoi Jones."

Henry C. Lacey. To Raise, Destroy, and Create: The Poetry, Drama, and Fiction of Imamu Amiri Baraka. Troy, NY: Whitson Publishing Company. 1981. 205pp.

Charlie Reilly (editor). Conversations with Amiri Baraka. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. 1994. 271pp.

Werner Sollors. Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones: The Quest for a "Populist Modernism". New York, NY: Columbia University Press. 1978. 338pp.

Jerry Gafio Watts. Amiri Baraka: The Politics and Art of a Black Intellectual. New York University Press. 2001. 577pp.

Komozi Woodard. A Nation Within a Nation: Amiri Baraka and Black Power Politics. University of North Carolina Press. 1999. 329pp.


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  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.35)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.44)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.63)

  10. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.19)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.77)

  12. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.30)

  13. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.28)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.38)

  15. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.51-53)

  16. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.168)

  17. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.23)

  18. Legends in Their Own Time (p.17)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.2)

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