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A small stain to side-page edge. VG. 21x13xm, (8), 77 pp. Inscribed by author on title-page: "To Black Rose / Nefertari / Tye, Ancient Isis-spirit returned to us / Continue in your queenly beauty & inspiration / Afrikan Goddess! / Askia / 10/29/90". [ "Touré, in his multifaceted roles as poet, community activist, lecturer, & educator, is recognized as one of the original articulators of the Black Arts movement, an artistic & political movement that exhorted black artists to slough off what Touré termed ?the white plaster? of their ?negroness? & ultimately bring about the cultural, political, & physical liberation of all black Americans..., . he served.., . as a contributing editor for the magazine Black Dialogue, as an editor at large for the Journal of Black Poetry, & as a staff writer of Liberator Magazine & Soulbook with famed activist-playwright Amiri Baraka & fellow poet-activist-critic Larry Neal..., . In 1974 Touré left a New York of personal, religious, & artistic turbulences for Philadelphia.., . Touré, along with the African People's Party, organized Philadelphia's black & poor communities against the alleged excesses of Mayor Frank Rizzo & the police department's attacks on the radical religious sect MOVE. Touré continued teaching, organizing, & writing into the 1980s, & his work culminated in From the Pyramid to the Projects: Poems of Genocide and Resistance, a collection of poems for which he won the American Book Award in 1989. The book, which recounts the horrors of white supremacy & the wonders of black resiliency, was the first American Book Award winner that has as its theme black genocide"-Answerscom.
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