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More than any other black leader, H. Rap Brown, chairman of the radical Black Power organization Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), came to symbolize the ideology of black revolution. This autobiography—which was first published in 1969, went through seven printings and has long been unavailable—chronicles the making of a revolutionary. It is much more than ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Chicago Review Press
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Written in the late 1960s there isn't any real political rhetoric in this. Its more or less H Rap Brown recalling and bragging about times in his life where he was belligerent with white people. He likes to say he was always "black" and never a "negro". Brown obviously has a real hatred for white people. I actually have no problem with this because he takes a militant black seperatist stance. Blacks can hate me all they want to if they aren't near me.

Brown is actually pretty funny. Just the titl
H Rap Brown writes one of the brashest biographies you'd ever care to read.

This book is straight out of 1969 revolutionary black power movement, and you can tell. It's got the politics on race, national liberation, the gun, etc. All that stuff is kind of boring if you're already familiar with it, which I was. But the book is interesting anyway, for at least 2 reasons.

1) Rap Brown, now Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, is currently serving a life sentence after being arrested in 2000 on dubious grounds, m
this autobio is the raw and uncut thoughts of a young person who was tired of how this country treated him and people who looked like him. his views were seen as problematic, not only by the majority but by his own people. reading his thoughts on race, the power structure, capitalism and problems with america in general and comparing his them with the state of this country today i'm inclined to agree with a lot of what he had to say. its a shame that so many revolutionaries from that era are sti ...more
Ralowe Ampu
god this book made me laugh out loud several times. it felt really good reading this... while walking around intensely antiblack san francisco, on valencia street. okay so i didn't really do that as often as i imagined i would prior to when i started reading, and a couple of times i became weirdly self-conscious around other black people. i don't know if seeing me read this book prompted other black people to read it although i really think it should be read. one white person asked me about it w ...more
Hasan El gebaly
الكتاب يتحدث عن الشيخ عبد الله جميل الأمين في فترة ما قبل إسلامه (من ولادته عام 1943 إلى عام 1969) و كان في ذلك الوقت يسارياً شيوعياً منادياً بالحقوق المدنية للملونين الأمريكان
الكتاب مهم من ناحيتين
1- التقسيم الماركسي لطبقات المجتمع (جيد إلى حد ما لفهم ردود الأفعال تجاه التغيرات الجذرية في أساليب الحياة )
2- توضيح التفكير الأمريكي العنصري (سواء أكان عنصري أبيض أم أسود) لأني أظن أن هذه العنصرية تم تحويل إتجهاها فقط و لم يتم إخفاءها بالكلية
Ulf Kjell Gür
Perhaps more than any other black leader in the late 60's, H. Rap Brown, at that moment of time the chairman of the radical Black Power organization SNCC, came to symbolize the ideology of the black revolution. "Die Nigger Die!" - was first published in 1969, went through seven printings, and has long been unavailable - tells the story of the making of a revolutionary.

"Elephant and the Baboon
Learning to screw.
Baby came out looking
Like Spiro Agnew."

I picked it up from my big sisters nightstand
A quick, fun read. Most of the politically important material is in the last two chapters.
Juba Landless
The only reason I think "Die Ni**** Die!" isn't popular like "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" is because Imam Jamil al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) is still alive. I bet any young street dude in the 'hood today can get with this book, even if he didn't grow up in the deep South, or with Black Power influences, or politicalized. That's what makes this book so powerful. I knew of the imam as a political prisoner before I came across "A Political Autobiography" around '06. I still rank it above Malcolm X's ...more
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"every Black birth in america is political. With each new birth comes a potential challenge to the existing order. Each new generation brings forth untested militance. America doesn't know which Black birth is going to be the birth that will overthrow this country." (1) "Profit is a nice word for stealing which the society has legitimized." (18)
Seth Warncke
America, my country, is such a greedy and dirty nation. Yes Lagos is poor, yes Calcutta is poor. If you think that the poverty of other nations is enough to allow us to ignore our own problems, then I hope to see you in Hell. The book is inflammatory, but it's also short.
H. Rap Brown is all hyperbole, all polemical in a radical time, speaking radical (albeit dated) sentiments.

The rap is tight, the words are delivered with intention and foreshadow the likes of conscious rap that would follow decades later.
She-ra's A' DragQueen
A book about blacks being kept down by the man written by a black guy doing life in prison for shooting 2 white cops. Bravo. You sir, have failed at life.
H Rap Brown is the man, and delivers a powerful message, please, please, read this black men.
Apr 30, 2008 Daniel marked it as to-read
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Teresa Hill
Will have to see..about the guy who started a political movement.
Rick Hammond
It's O.K but he came across to me, as a Malcolm X wanna be
Joe Miller
Not Malcolm X.
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