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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I wrote a long noisy rambunctious poem entitled “Fanfare for an Avenging Angel,”
dedicated to Malcolm and, after reading it, ... Eldridge Cleaver was also
impressed with Malcolm X and took Malcolm X's position over that of Elijah
there was mass mourning for Malcolm X. Nobody talked much for a few days. The
only Negroes who were not indignant were a few of the Muslims who remained
loyal to Elijah Muhammad. They interpreted Malcolm's assassination as the will ...
I began defending Malcolm X. At a secret meeting of the Muslims in Folsom, I
announced that I was no longer a follower of Elijah Muhammad, that I was
throwing my support behind Brother Malcolm. I urged everyone there to think the
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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
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It is difficult to give a rating to this book without also assessing Eldridge as a person. Consulter l'avis complet
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