Soul on Ice
Delta Trade Paperbacks, 1992 - 242 pages
The now-classic memoir that shocked, outraged, and ultimately changed the way America looked at the civil rights movement and the black experience.
By turns shocking and lyrical, unblinking and raw, the searingly honest memoirs of Eldridge Cleaver are a testament to his unique place in American history. Cleaver writes in Soul on Ice, "I'm perfectly aware that I'm in prison, that I'm a Negro, that I've been a rapist, and that I have a Higher Uneducation." What Cleaver shows us, on the pages of this now classic autobiography, is how much he was a man.
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He assured his readers, especially the eastern Left, which had the power to make
celebrities of those who supported its issues, that he was a recovering racist, a
former black muslim, who read and admired Norman Mailer's The White Negro ...
When black convicts start demanding a new dispensation and definition of justice
, naturally the white and Mexican-American convicts will demand equality of
treatment. Malcolm X was a focus for these aspirations. The Black Muslim
American, black or white, because the task is gigantic and by no means certain of
fulfillment. ... Yes, he is a Black Muslim racist, staunch enough in the need of his
beliefs to divorce his wife for not adopting his religion; and firing his trainer, who ...
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - davadog13 - LibraryThing
What began as a genuinely compelling look at a young man with a lot of anger and little direction, became a story of a man completely sure of himself, and almost entirely unrelatable. I definitely ... Consulter l'avis complet
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - bcquinnsmom - LibraryThing
I think that you have to read and consider this book as a product of its times (originally published in 1968). I mean, everyone who cares knows that Eldridge Cleaver went on to become a member of the ... Consulter l'avis complet
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