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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A short little stud, who was a very good lightweight boxer with a little man's
complex that made him love to box heavyweights, jumped to his feet. He had a
yellowish complexion and we called him Butterfly. “All you niggers are sick!”
But when a heavyweight championship fight rolls around, the nation takes a
moral holiday and we are all tuned in-some of us peeping out of the corner of our
eye at the square jungle and the animal test of brute power unfolding there.
Muhammad Ali is conceived as “occupying" the heavyweight kingdom in the
name of a dark, alien power, in much the same way as Castro was conceived as
a temporary interloper “occupying” Cuba. It made no difference that, when
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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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