Amiri Baraka - Tales

The sixteen artful and nuanced stories in this reissue of Amiri Baraka's seminal 1967 collection fall into two parts: the first nine concern themselves with the sensibility of a hip, perceptive young black man in white America. The last seven stories endeavor to place that same man within the context of his awareness of and participation in a rapidly emerging and powerfully felt negritude. They deal, it might be said, with the black man in black America. Yet these tales are not social tracts, but absolutely masterful fiction--provocative, witty, and, at times, bitter and aggressive.



  • Series: AkashiClassics: Renegade Reprint Series
  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Akashic Books (February 16, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617753955
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617753954
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces


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