Black Fire. LeRoi Jones, Larry Neal.

Black Fire. An Anthology of Afro-American Writing

New York: William Morrow/Apollo Editions, 1969. Early printing. Octavo, publisher's stiff paper wraps.

Collection of essays, poems, short stories and plays by over 70 black writers published during the Black Power movement, including Sonia Sanchez, A.B. Spellman, Sun-Ra and contributions by the editors Amiri Baraka (here still Leroi Jones) and Larry Neal. In the 1960s Baraka and Neal worked together to open Harlem's Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School, a short-lived school that attracted many of the artists collected here. "The black man. The holy holy black man. The man you seek. The climber the striver. The maker of peace. The lover. The warrior. We are they whom you seek. Look in" (from the foreword). Light wear to extremities. Near fine. Item #1423


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