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Amiri Baraka: The Liar

First published in Poetry, December 1963. Included in Vox Populi for noncommercial educational purposes only.

Amiri Baraka (1934 – 2014), previously known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka, was an American writer and poet. Baraka’s career spanned nearly 50 years, and his themes range from the political to the personal. His work has often been controversial, attracting both high praise and condemnation. In the African-American community, he is recognized as one of the most respected writers of his generation. 

2 comments on “Amiri Baraka: The Liar

  1. Vox Populi
    February 28, 2020

    Thanks, Saleh~


  2. Saleh Razzouk
    February 28, 2020

    Very humane indeed. Baraka is a strong voice and no shadow of others. He reminds me of Pablo Neruda, Jack Prevert, so on. He was not shocking in tone like Alex Hali rather a friendly resistant voice for the different ethnics in the new world.

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