FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION, SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Slim trade paperback, stapled (a little rusty), pp. 64. Nick to head of spine, edgewear, wrappers gently rubbed. Inscribed by Lee in blue pen to half-title: “in blackness/ don L Lee”. Else, clean and tight. A pleasing copy, which brings together three important actors in the Black Arts Movement: Don L. Lee, Gwendolyn Brooks and Dudley Randall’s Broadside Press.
The poet, publisher, educator and bookshop owner’s third poetry collection; five years later Lee changed his name to Haki R. Madhubuti. Madhubuti has been involved in the founding of a number of institutions and organisations dedicated to resourcing and creating platforms for black writers, including the Third World Press, the Institute of Positive Education/ New Concept Development Center, the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent, and the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing at Chicago State University.
Author LEE, Don L. [MADHUBUTI, Haki R.]; BROOKS, Gwendolyn (Introduction) (signed)
Publisher Detroit, Michigan: Broadside Press
Condition Very good