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Some of us did not die : new and selected essays of June Jordan.
Jordan, June
Adult Nonfiction E839.4 .J67 2002

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ContentsPage
I - New and Most Recent Essays
1 - Introduction: Some of Us Did Not Diep. 3
2 - The Invisible People: An Unsolicited Report on Black Ragep. 16
3 - A Far Stretch Well Worth the Effortp. 20
4 - Hunting for Jews?p. 23
5 - A Letter to Mariap. 32
6 - Do You Do Well To Be Angry?p. 37
7 - Update on Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Best of My Heartp. 44
8 - Letter to My Friendp. 47
II - from Affirmative Acts
9 - Break the Law!p. 55
10 - A Couple of Words on Behalf of Sex (Itself)p. 59
11 - Besting a Worst Case Scenariop. 63
12 - Notes Toward a Model of Resistancep. 75
13 - O. J. Simpson: Innocent of What?p. 83
14 - Ruth and Naomi, David and Jonathan: One Lovep. 86
15 - Islam and the USA Todayp. 92
16 - I Am Seeking an Attitudep. 95
17 - The Light of the Firep. 102
III - from Technical Difficulties
18 - Waking Up in the Middle of Some American Dreamsp. 109
19 - Requiem for the Champp. 120
20 - Can I Get a Witness?p. 125
21 - A New Politics of Sexualityp. 131
22 - For My American Family: A Belated Tribute to a Legacy of Gifted Intelligence and Gutsp. 137
23 - The Mountain and the Man Who Was Not God: An Essay on the Life and Ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.p. 143
IV - from On Call
24 - Nobody Mean More to Me Than You and the Future Life of Willie Jordanp. 157
25 - The Difficult Miracle of Black Poetry in America or Something Like a Sonnet for Phillis Wheatleyp. 174
26 - Life After Lebanonp. 187
27 - White Tuesday: November, 1984p. 196
28 - Nicaragua: Why I Had to Go Therep. 199
29 - Report from the Bahamasp. 211
30 - Problems of Language in a Democratic Statep. 223
31 - Many Rivers to Crossp. 233
32 - For the Sake of People's Poetry: Walt Whitman and the Rest of Usp. 242
V - from Civil Wars
33 - Civil Warsp. 257
34 - Where Is the Love?p. 268
35 - Old Stories: New Livesp. 275
36 - Notes Toward a Black Balancing of Love and Hatredp. 284
37 - American Violence and the Holy Loving Spiritp. 290
38 - Letter to R. Buckminster Fullerp. 294
39 - Letter to Michaelp. 299
40 - Foreword to Civil Warsp. 306
Indexp. 309


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