Michael S. Harper

Michael S. Harper: About Amiri Baraka

In the mid-sixties, a growing disenchantment with American society as a whole coalesced in Mr. Baraka as a rejection of white America and any hopes he had harbored of building a truly multiracial nation. Mr. Baraka then focused his artistic efforts in and on the black community and became an active and adept politician as well.

From the "Introduction," to Every Shut Eye Ain’t Asleep. Copyright © 1994 by Michael S. Harper.