Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson

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Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Lawrence Hill Books
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Pages
368
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781556522307

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About the Author

George Lester Jackson was an African-American left-wing activist, Marxist, author, a member of the Black Panther Party, and cofounder of the Black Guerrilla Family while incarcerated. Jackson achieved fame as one of the Soledad Brothers and was later shot to death by prison guards in San Quentin Prison during an escape attempt. Jean Genet was a prominent and controversial French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist. His major works include the novels Querelle of Brest, The Thief's Journal, and Our Lady of the Flowers, and the plays The Balcony, The Blacks, The Maids and The Screens.Jonathan Jackson Jr. is the nephew of George Jackson, the author of Soledad Brother.

Reviews

"The most important single volume from a black since The Autobiography of Malcolm X." --Julius Lester, The New York Times Book Review
"The power of George Jackson's personal story remains painfully relevant to our nation today, with its persisten racism, its hellish prisons, its unjust judicial system, and the poles of wealth and poverty that are at the root of all that. I hope the younger generation, black and white, will read Soledad Brother." --Howard Zinn, author, A People's History of the United States