||Jones (Amiri Baraka), Leroi
"Jones/Baraka usually speaks as a Negro--and always as an American. He is eloquent, he is bold. He demands rights--not conditional favors."--The New York Times Book Review
In 2007, Akashic Books ushered Amiri Baraka back into the forefront of America's literary consciousness with the short story collection Tales of the Out & the Gone
. This reissue features a highly provocative and profoundly insightful collection of 1960s social and political essays. LeRoi Jones
(now known as Amiri Baraka
) is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He was named Poet Laureate of New Jersey by the New Jersey Commission on Humanities, from 2002-2004. His most recent book, Tales of the Out & the Gone
(Akashic Books, 2007), was a New York Times
Editors' Choice. He lives in Newark, New Jersey.