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The last poets

The last poets

Otten, Christine, author; Reeder, Jonathan, translator

Harlem, 1969. The air is charged with hope and revolution. The Black Panters are in their prime, crack has not yet hit the streets. This is the backdrop against which The Last Poets wrote their passionate, self-critical poetry. Some twenty years later, young hip-hop bands drew on the Last Poets' legacy, making them the 'founding fathers' of hip-hop. Christine Otten's novel is based on the The Last Poets' life stories, from their youth in the ghetto to their love lives, triumphs, and defeats. 'The Last Poets' is about New York and American history but like all great American novels even more about human resilience and beauty's staying power

Paperback, Book. English. General. Fiction in translation. Fiction in Translation.
Published Breda: World, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Christine Otten ; translated by Jonathan Reeder
ISBN: 9462380376, 9789462380370
Note: Translated from the Dutch.
Physical Description: 512 pages ; 22 cm
Subject: African Americans Social conditions 20th century Fiction.; Last Poets (Group) Fiction.; United States Social conditions 1960-1980 Fiction.