The Nation of Islam and Black Consciousness
The Works of Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, and Other Writers
Table Of Contents
- About the author
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- Chapter 1. Amiri Baraka: The Development of an Artist Black Consciousness
- Chapter 2. Amiri Baraka and the Rise of the Black Arts Movement
- Chapter 3. Sonia Sanchez: The Woman Role to Restore Positive Black Consciousness
- Chapter 4. Black Consciousness: A Means Toward Sociopolitical Reform
- Series index
Ammar Abduh Aqeeli
The Nation of Islam
and Black Consciousness
The Works of Amiri Baraka,
Sonia Sanchez, and Other Writers
New York • Bern • Berlin
Brussels • Vienna • Oxford • Warsaw
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Aqeeli, Ammar Abduh, author.
Title: The Nation of Islam and black consciousness: the works of
Amiri Bakara, Sonia Sanchez, and other writers / Ammar Abduh Aqeeli.
Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2019.
Series: Modern American literature: new approaches; vol. 73 | ISSN 1078-0521
Includes bibliographical references.
Identifiers: LCCN 2019004922 | ISBN 978-1-4331-6530-6 (hardback: alk. paper)
ISBN 978-1-4331-6531-3 (ebook pdf) | ISBN 978-1-4331-6532-0 (epub)
ISBN 978-1-4331-6533-7 (mobi)
Subjects: LCSH: American literature—African American authors—History and criticism.
African American authors—Political and social views.
American literature—20th century—History and criticism. | Black Arts movement.
Baraka, Amiri, 1934–2014—Political and social views.
Sanchez, Sonia, 1934– —Political and social views.
Nation of Islam (Chicago, Ill.)—Influence.
Classification: LCC PS153.N5 A83 2019 | DDC 810.9/896073—dc23
LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2019004922
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Ammar Abduh Aqeeli received his PhD in literature from Kent State University. He currently works as an assistant professor at Jazan University in Saudi Arabia.
About the book
The Nation of Islam and Black Consciousness: The Works of Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, and Other Writers engages in the scholarly discussions about the origins and formation of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, which rarely give credit to the role of the Nation of Islam’s (NOI) teachings in the emergence of the movement and in shaping the subjects and themes of its literary works. This book reevaluates the common belief that Malcolm X is the most appealing black historical ﬁgure in the movement’s literature and demonstrates how the NOI’s perception of black consciousness shaped the aesthetic sensibilities of the movement’s poets and playwrights in their ﬁghts against anti-black racism. The Nation of Islam and Black Consciousness can be used in African American literature courses as it provides a thorough analysis of hidden literary texts written by black writers in the 1960s and 1970s. Reading this book today will help readers reﬂect on how a narrow understanding of “Americanness” is threatening to the American ideals of diversity and inclusiveness on which America was founded. Moreover, this book is useful for those who are interested in studying how identity politics functions to achieve certain social and cultural goals.
This eBook can be cited
This edition of the eBook can be cited. To enable this we have marked the start and end of a page. In cases where a word straddles a page break, the marker is placed inside the word at exactly the same position as in the physical book. This means that occasionally a word might be bifurcated by this marker.
Chapter 1 Amiri Baraka: The Development of an Artist Black Consciousness
Chapter 2 Amiri Baraka and the Rise of the Black Arts Movement
Chapter 3 Sonia Sanchez: The Woman Role to Restore Positive Black Consciousness
Chapter 4 Black Consciousness: A Means Toward Sociopolitical Reform
Chapter 0Conclusion←v | vi→ ←vi | vii→
I am deeply thankful to my family for their love, support, and sacrifices. My beloved parents were giving me moral support while I was writing this book, for which I will be eternally grateful. My dear wife, Shymaa, has always been there for me, providing counseling in situations where I had lost hope. She has encouraged me to overcome the obstacles that I faced during my research. She has been a good teacher and a friend. My children have provided spiritual support for my book. They have prayed for me and have consoled me when I was depressed.←vii | viii→ ←viii | 1→
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- 2019 (July)
- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Oxford, Wien, 2019. VIII, 172 pp.