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Die Nigger Die!

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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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Gloria Creech The book is the autobiography of H. Rap Brown. The title sums up how he was treated most of his adult life.

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Hasan Makhzoum
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"The son comes to the father and says, "You told me that the lion was the king of the jungle. Yet in every story I read, the man always beats the lion. Why is that?"
The father looks at the son and says, "Son, the story will always end the same until the lion learns how to write."

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Jul 26, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Nov 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
Chris brown
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
another book that I kicked myself for not reading 7000 years ago but I'm glad that it's actually in my conscious at least subconscious now. Also, another book that should be read because it breaks your heart that the things that were said in 1968 are still valid in 2018 yet-at the same time-gives you a sense of hope; maybe that the generation that finds it today might put it to application instead of theory.
Jan 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
An important read to understand the Black Power movement. Not always easy to get through but certainly essential.

The writing is not eloquent and there are many times Jamil Abdulla al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) discusses events and people with the assumption that the reader is familiar with that particular event or person. This keeps the book from being completely accessible decades later. However, this is his narrative and the purpose may have been to get his story out, not to win points for eloquence.
Ralowe Ampu
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Nancy Oyula
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
H Rap Brown writes of his story as a black American. I noticed that he often uses strong language as he expresses what he feels about America and her people. H Rap Brown, who later converted to Islam and changed his name to Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin is sour about a lot of things in the U.S. He talks of racism (Something I always wonder if it'll come to end) Colorism among African Americans (Which is so sad considering we already have racism to deal with), Class, politics and a lot of other things. ...more
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May 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
I understand that this book was written at a time when racism was at it's highest and people protested like they meant it back then but this guy was ridiculous. How many times can you be arrested and be worth anything? How many incredible feats can you accomplish? How many times can you know what the white man is up to but you still haven't fixed race relations? This book is all about a guy who just wanted to share his hate and fantasy with people that unfortunately agreed with him. My take away ...more
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