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Ban Firearms in South Africa  By Mpumelelo Toyise Too many images broadcast to the world about our country are of horrific incidents of violent crime. Contrary to widely propagated beliefs it is the majority, poor and black people, who mainly fall prey to this sickening level of terror. It is mainly women…

Langston Hughes and Africa
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home         www.nathanielturner.com Hughes set out to do what few, regardless of race, creed, or color, have succeeded in doing, a body of work that has given us a rich, varied, and often vivid picture... Read more
Langston Hughes Life and Works
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com Much of his work celebrated the beauty and dignity and Humanity of black Americans. Unlike other writers Hughes basked in the  glow of the obviously  high regard of his primary audience, African Americans.... Read more
Langston Hughes Table
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home           www.nathanielturner.com online through PayPal Or Send contributions to: ChickenBones: A Journal / 2005 Arabian Drive / Finksburg, MD 21048  Help Save ChickenBones    Langston Hughes Table      ]]> Books by Langston Hughes... Read more
Langston Hughes Bio
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com   Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg, and Walt Whitman were Hughes  primary literary influences. He is known for his insightful, colorful portrayals of black life in America from the twenties through the sixties.... Read more
JPAS Black Arts Movement Poetry Issue
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home         www.nathanielturner.com If one is serious about getting a precise understanding of the 1960s Black Arts Movement, one might grab the recent Journal of Pan African Studies, Poetry Issue, Guest Editor, Marvin X. The... Read more
Father Of Muslim American Literature
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home     www.nathanielturner.com If you want pure and holy, he says, read the Quran and the Bible, because Marvin  is talking about “the low down dirty truth.” For all that, the poetry of Marvin X is... Read more
Etta James: The Caged Bird Sings
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com It was rumored that Etta James—one of the greatest interpreters of blues, jazz and soul—made some unflattering comments about Beyonce’s performance and the recording of James signature recording: “At Last.”    ]]>... Read more
End of African-American Literature?
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home   (Books, DVDs, Music)     www.nathanielturner.com Without claiming that Kenneth W. Warren’s recent essay “Does African-American Literature Exist?” in The Chronicle of Higher Education is indebted to Wright, we can provisionally identify Warren’s thinking as an... Read more
Du Bois and Civil Religion
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home        www.nathanielturner.com     Du Bois was 67 when he got the NAACP boot. They thought he had no understanding of contemporary realities. He was old and governed by yesterday’s events, and ethics. We... Read more
Blueprint for Negro Literature
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home  ]]>   www.nathanielturner.com Let those who shy at the nationalist implications of Negro life look at the body of folklore,  living and powerful, which rose out of a unified sense of a common life and... Read more