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44 On 44

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ISBN-10: 0883783177

ISBN-13: 9780883783177

Edition: 2011

Authors: Lita Hooper, Sonia Sanchez, Michael Simanga

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To give voice to the historic election of President Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, this anthology of essays, poetry, and creative non-fiction documents the conversation on President Obama's campaign within the African American community, and the dialogue after his election.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Third World Press
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 319
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Lita Hooperis a poet and an associate professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta. Her work has appeared innbsp;literary journals, magazines, and anthologies, including the bookRole Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Art & Literature. She lives in Atlanta.

Born in Alabama, educated in New York City, Sanchez is a leading poet of the Black Arts Movement, whose poetry is written from political, economic, and social concerns as well as literary ones. Although her literary focus has been primarily to express her experience as an African American woman, Sanchez claims, "if you write from a black experience, you're writing from a universal experience as well." Sanchez's poems are direct, colloquial, and often militant. Many of her works are for children, such as her "poems for young brothas and sistuhs," as she puts it in It's a New Day (1971). Yet she also writes with tenderness about love. As academic interest in the voices of women and African…