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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In the other block, the fronts of the cells consist of nothing but bars. When I first
moved into the honor block, I didn't like it at all. The cells seemed made for a
dungeon. The heavy steel doors slammed shut with a clang of finality that chilled
into your cell, all you have to do is round up the trusty in charge of your tier. Once
inside my cell, I feel safe: I don't have to watch the other convicts any more or the
guards in the gun towers. If you live in a cell with nothing but bars on the front, ...
Back to the cell. Stand for count at 6:30. After the 6:30 count, we are all let out of
our cells, one tier at a time, for showers, to exchange dirty socks and towels for
clean ones, a haircut, then back to the cell. I duck this crush by taking my showers
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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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