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June Jordan : her life and letters

"Working in many genres and touching on many themes and issues, June Jordan was a powerful force in American literature. This biography reveals the woman, the writer, the speaker, the poet, the activist, the leader, and the educator in all her complexity." "Jordan was born on July 9, 1936, in Harlem, New York, to Mildred and Granville Jordan, Jamaican natives. During her life, she became one of the most prolific, important, and influential African American writers of her time. Before her death from breast cancer in 2002, Jordan published more than two dozen books. Her work Civil Wars, a collection of letters and essays, addressed such topics as violence, homosexuality, race, and black feminism."
eBook, English, 2006
Praeger Publishers, Westport, Conn., 2006