'This collection of writings, drawn from a wide variety of sources, reveals the intellectual depth and breadth of the author. The articles include political commentary, cultural critique, literary analysis, extended book reviews, and even a short story by West. All of these are held together by a prophetic Afro-American Christian perspective. The value of this book is that it provides easy access to a significant selection of the author's corpus.' Religious Studies Review (October 1989)West, Cornel is the author of 'Prophetic Fragments Illuminations of the Crisis in American Religion and Culture' with ISBN 9780802807212 and ISBN 0802807216.