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us: Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014



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    • us: Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-2014
    • us: Jones, LeRoi, 1934-2014
    • us: Baraka, Ameer, 1934-2014
    • us: Barakah, Amīr, 1934-2014
    • us: Imamu Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014
    • us: Jones, Everett LeRoi, 1934-2014
    • us: Jones, Leroy, 1934-2014
    • us: Jones, Le Roi, 1934-2014
    • us: Jones, Everett Leroy, 1934-2014
    • us: Baraka, Imamu Ameer, 1934-2014
    • us: بركة، أميري، 1934-
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    • found: His Preface to a twenty volume suicide note, 1961.
    • found: His Eulogies, 1996: CIP t.p. (Amiri Baraka) pub. info. (born Leroy (later changed to LeRoi) Jones in Newark, N.J. in 1934, Amiri Baraka moved to New York's Greenwich Village in the 1950s)
    • found: Junge amerikanische Lyrik, 1961: p. 156 (Le Roi Jones)
    • found: Amiri Baraka, author's website viewed November, 3, 2011: biography page (Amiri Baraka)
    • found: Poets.org, viewed November 3, 2011: Amiri Baraka entry (hdg: Amiri Baraka; born Everett LeRoi Jones; in 1968 he became a Muslim, changed his name to Imamu Amiri Baraka; in 1974 Baraka adopted a Marxist Leninist philosophy and dropped the spiritual title "Imamu")
    • found: New York times (online), viewed Jan. 10, 2014 (in obituary published Jan. 9: Amiri Baraka; b. Everett Leroy Jones, Oct. 7, 1934, Newark; known as Leroy; while a student at Howard University, partly in homage to the African-American journalist Roi Ottley, changed the spelling of his name to LeRoi, with the emphasis on the second syllable; by the late '60s he had converted to Islam and adopted the Bantuized Arabic name Imamu Ameer Baraka, which he would later alter to Amiri Baraka; d. Thursday [Jan. 9, 2014], Newark, aged 79; poet and playwright; one of the major forces in the Black Arts movement of the 1960s and '70s)
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    • PS3552.A583
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    • 1979-10-11: new
    • 2014-04-24: revised
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