The Minister Primarily

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$27.99  $25.75
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Amistad Press
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496
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5.5 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.45 pounds
Language
English
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Hardcover
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9780063079595
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About the Author

A novelist, teacher, mentor, screenwriter, essayist, and activist, John Oliver Killens (1916-1987) is one of the most important figures in African American literary culture, considered one of the founding fathers of the Black Arts Movement. Three of his novels, Youngblood; And Then We Heard the Thunder; and The Cotillion, or One Good Bull Is Half the Herd, were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His students included Tina McElroy Ansa, Bebe Moore Campbell, Arthur Flowers, Nikki Giovanni, Elizabeth Nunez, Terry McMillan, and scores of others. In conjunction with his teaching appointments--the New School for Social Research, Fisk University, Columbia University, Howard University, Bronx Community College, and Medgar Evers College--Killens created and directed a series of writers conferences between 1965 and 1986 that served as milestones in African American literary history.

Ishmael Reed is the author of over twenty-five books including Mumbo Jumbo, Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down, Conjugating Hindi, Why No Confederate Statues in Mexico and most recently Why the Black Hole Sings the Blues and The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda. He is also a publisher, television producer, songwriter, radio and television commentator, lecturer, and has long been devoted to exploring an alternative black aesthetic: the trickster tradition, or Neo-Hoodooism. A regular contributor to CounterPunch and founder of the Before Columbus Foundation, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley for over thirty years, retiring in 2005. Reed is the only person to be nominated for the National Book Award in two categories in the same year.