'œ[This collection of pieces] written in the 1960's provides a clear picture of where one segment of the modern Negro community stands musically--and socially. . . . It is a valuable statement by a frequently angry, sometimes eloquent and always important writer.'' Library JournalBaraka, Amiri is the author of 'Black Music - Amiri Baraka - Hardcover' with ISBN 9780313225185 and ISBN 0313225184.