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I Tried to Be a Communist

Then political problems rose to plague me.  Ross, whose life I had tried to write, was charged by the Communist Party with “anti-leadership tendencies,” “class collaborationist attitudes,” and “ideological factionalism” — phrases so fanciful that I gaped when I heard them. Books by Richard Wright   Richard Wright: Early Works  /…

I Weep For My Country

 We flaunt our superpower status with arrogance. We treat UN Security Council members like ingrates who offend our princely dignity by lifting their heads from the carpet. Valuable alliances are split. Books by Robert C. Byrd Robert C. Byrd: Child of the Appalachian Coalfields / Losing America: Confronting A Reckless…

Sex at the Margins

Sex at the Margins Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry By Laura María Agustín This book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work, that migrants who sell sex are passive victims and that the multitude of people out to save them…

Lasana Sekou in Oxford Poetry Book
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home     www.nathanielturner.com   Serious people from around the world are starting to take a closer look at the quality of writers, books, and a national literature coming out of St. Martin.  Lasana M. Sekou                                                                                                                                   ... Read more
John Hope Franklin WPSU Booknotes
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home         www.nathanielturner.com  When Franklin visited Penn State, in 1999 to receive an honorary doctorate,  I asked him to sign my copy of the eighth edition, but he declined because of an ongoing dispute with... Read more
James Booker Bio
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home     www.nathanielturner.com He was a wild character, often leaving in the middle of a set or haranguing the audience with his theories of philosophy, the legalization of drugs and the CIA     ]]> James... Read more
Freedoms Journal Book Review
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home          www.nathanielturner.com Freedom’s Journal is a comprehensive study of the first African-A=merican newspaper, which was founded in the first half of the 19th Century    ]]> Books by Jacqueline Bacon   The Humblest May... Read more
Four Books by Marvin X
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com People who know Marvin X already know him as a peripatetic, outspoken, irreverent, poetic “crazy nigger,” whose pen is continually and forever out-of-control.    ]]> Books by Marvin X Love and War: Poems ... Read more
Omar, Books, and Me
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home     www.nathanielturner.com Omar reads so much about black history / and black heroes, I tell him he’s gonna be left behind living in a pyramid or something. / Omar says he looks Egyptian    ... Read more
Books N Review
      ChickenBones: A Journal for  Literary & Artistic African-American  Themes       Books in Review BooksNReview-2  Contact — Mission — Nathaniel Turner — Marcus Bruce Christian — Guest Poets — Special Topics — Rudy’s Place — The Old South — Black Labor —  Film Review — Books... Read more
Book Review Manana
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com  Instead of the “three selfs” of missionary theoreticians, e.g., self-support, self-government, self-propagation, the people of the South have opted for self-interpretation and self-theologizing    ]]> Books By Justo L. Gonzalez   The Story... Read more
Books on Africans and Indians
    ChickenBones: A Journal for African-American & Multiethnic Literary & Artistic Themes     Home         www.nathanielturner.com In 1907, the Indian Territory became the State of Oklahoma. To qualify for the payments and land allotments set aside for the Five Civilized Tribes,  the former slaves of these... Read more
Books by Al Young
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home        www.nathanielturner.com The surface of the book is bright and clear, written as it is in the black idiom, with underpinnings rich in emotional tones. Sitting Pretty covers one year in the life of... Read more