YellowBlack: The First Twenty-One Years of a Poet's Life

Madhubuti, Haki R

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Synopsis: Powerful prose, poetry, and jazz riffs chronicle the first 21 years of the life of Haki R. Madhubuti, formerly Don L. Lee: poet, publisher, editor, and activist. He was raised by his mother Maxine, whose life is also recounted--including gritty details of how she used her body to feed, house, and shelter her children without help from their absentee father. Despite the obstacles in his childhood, music and literature molded the young Don Lee, effectively saving his life.

About the Author: Haki R. Madhubuti YellowBlack 31 books. He founded Third World Press in 1967 and is also a founder of the Institute of Positive Education/New Concept School, co-founder of Betty Shabazz International Charter School, Barbara A. Sizemore Middle School, and DuSable Leadership Academy. Professor Madhubuti is also a founder and chairman of the board of the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. He is an award-winning poet and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, American Book Award, and others. His distinguished fortythree- year teaching career includes faculty positions at Columbia College of Chicago, Cornell University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Howard University, Morgan State University, the University of Iowa and Chicago State University. Madhubuti most recently served as the 2010-2011 Ida B. Wells-Barnett University Professor at DePaul University. His latest book of poems is Honoring Genius: Gwendolyn Brooks: The Narrative of Craft, Art, Kindness and Justice.

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