Soul on Ice
Dell, 1968 - 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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of the mythical legions of faithful darkies who inhabit the white imagination , whose assigned task it was to liberate the ... For every white man , feeling himself superior to every black man , it was a serious blow to his selfimage ...
A self - willed , automated slave , he becomes the white man's most valuable tool in oppressing other blacks . ... The white man has deprived him of his masculinity , castrated him in the center of his burning skull , and when he ...
passed on their desire to me , they must have ; desire for the white woman is like a cancer eating my heart out and ... For instance , I don't know just how it works , I mean I can't analyze it , but I know that the white man made 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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