Soul on Ice
Dell, 1992 - 210 pages
The classic memoir that shocked, outraged, and ultimately changed the way America looked at the civil rights movement and the black experience.
With a preface by Ishmael Reed - "As with Malcolm X, Cleaver's book is a spiritual autobiography. An odyssey of a soul in search of itself, groping toward a personal humanism which will give meaning to life."--The Progressive
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 classic autobiography, is how much he was a man.
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I suppose that like many of the brothers and sisters in the Nation of Islam movement , I also had clung to the hope that , somehow , the rift between Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad would be mended . As long as Brother Malcolm was alive ...
The simplistic version of the fight bandied about in the press was that there was a “ white hope " and a “ black hope ” riding on this fight . The white hope for a Patterson victory was , in essence , a counterrevolutionary desire to ...
In vain now would the murderers bomb that church and slaughter grotesquely those four little black girls ( what did they hope to kill ? were they striking at the black of the skin or the fire of the soul ? at history ? at the Body ? ) .
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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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