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Rest in Peace, Amiri Baraka

Poet, playwright, activist Amiri Baraka has died - peoplewhowrite

Amiri Baraka, born Everett LeRoi Jones, was 79


“We are beautiful people
With African imaginations
full of masks and dances and swelling chants
with African eyes, and noses, and arms
tho we sprawl in gray chains in a place
full of winters, when what we want is sun.” Amiri Baraka from his poem “Ka’Ba.”

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