From: African Poems
We’re an Africanpeople
hard-softness burning black
the earth’s magic colour our veins.
an Africanpeople are we,
burning softly, softer.
Haki Madhubuti (Don L. Lee)
My Black Me
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From: My Black Me: A Beginning Book of Black Poetry (A Puffin Poetry Book)
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“His work is characterized both by anger at
social and economic injustice and by
rejoicing in African-American culture.
His first six volumes of poetry were published in the 1960s. The verse collection Don’t Cry, Scream (1969) includes an introduction by poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Lee’s poetry readings were extremely popular during this time.”