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Primer for Blacks

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Brooks talks to her Black sisters and writes a short statement about the need for Black self-awareness.
Paperback, 15 pages
Published December 1st 1991 by Third World Press
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May 12, 2015 Ralowe Ampu rated it it was amazing
right in the middle of orality vs literacy, i'm too overjoyed by the brilliance of gwendolyn brooks to care, but let's take a sec with what i'm not trying to care about. literacy was kept from slaves and all mental tasks were devoted to labor and absolute power is being able to delineate the common because you control forever the horizon of one's social existence. brooks embraces the relational context that defines blackness to forge something else. but what if blackness is always something else ...more
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Although she was born on 7 June 1917 in Topeka, Kansas--the first child of David and Keziah Brooks--Gwendolyn Brooks is "a Chicagoan." The family moved to Chicago shortly after her birth, and despite her extensive travels and periods in some of the major universities of the country, she has remained associated with the city's South Side. What her strong family unit lacked in material wealth was ma ...more
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