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Ready for Revolution: The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) Paperback – 1 Apr 2005
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""Ready for Revolution" captures Carmichael's electrifying moments in the national spotlight and his emblematic journey."
-- "The New York Times Book Review"
"Stokely Carmichael is the most courageous and consistent black revolutionary of his generation. Long live his spirit!"
-- Cornel West, professor, Princeton University
"Ready for Revolution captures Carmichael's electrifying moments in the national spotlight and his emblematic journey."
-- The New York Times Book Review
"Maybe the single best autobiography to come out of the Movement struggles....Carmichael turns out to be a wonderful storyteller with a marvelous ear for dialogue."
"Carmichael's magnetism seeps through. The courage, warmth, and compassion of the man, the sharp intellect and devilish sense of humor. All are there."
-- The Washington Post
"Be prepared to revise your understanding of civil rights....Ready for Revolution [allows] Carmichael to tell his story and finally take his rightful place in history."
-- Chicago Sun-Times
About the Author
Stokely Carmichael, was among the most fiery and visible leaders of Black militancy in the United States in the 1960s, first as head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and then as prime minister of the Black Panther Party, where he coined the phrase "Black Power." In 1969 he cut his ties with American groiups over the issue of allying with White radicals, and moved to Guinea. He declared himself a pan-Africanist. In 1978 he changed his name to Kwame Ture, to honor African socialist leaders Kwame Nkrumah and Ahmed Sekoe Toure. He lived in Guinea for 33 years, until his diagnosis with prostate cancer. He died on November 15, 1998.
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My only reservation is the editing, which is confusing at times : Ekwuame Thelwell,the editor, has added a lot ( I mean a lot ) of explanatory matter and ultra-detailed minutiae bang in the middle of the text that perhaps would have been better placed as footnotes or appendix end notes. It sometimes informs, but more than frequently breaks the flow of the narrative and prose.
Besides that, it is an essential book to buy. Thrilling, moving, enlightening and deeply inspiring;it is one of those rare books that has the soulful intensity, courage and ideological power to change the reader.
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I am originally from the island of Trinidad, the same country in which he was born. I had heard of him and became interested in his writing just before his death. His life should be made into a movie. Great reading everyone. You will not want to put down this book.
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