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"For more than two decades [Gil Scott-Heron] has been committed to examining those facets of the human condition that most of us would rather forget . . . he is an artist who has crafted witty but crucial insights for black America."  —Washington Post


"One of the great pioneers of late-20th-century music."  —Independent


"A bracing rerelease."  —Ebony

About the Author

Gil Scott-Heron is a highly influential and widely admired singer, proto-rapper, jazz pianist, poet, novelist, and socio-political commentator who remains a unique and major figure in global music. With more than 20 albums to his name, his politically charged output has won him an international following.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate UK; Main edition (July 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184767884X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847678843
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #742,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Awesome book by a prolific artist of our time. At first, I found the dialog a little much for my liking, but it won me over. I wished the story would have continued on, but in this gem I found a great sense that Mr. Scott-Heron was giving us a look at the mental state of civil rights at the time.
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Undoubtedly one of the most crude offerings regarding the state of American Universities during the 1970s. Revolving around a group of black students who decide that the way their campus is being run does not coincide with the way that they would like to see it run, developing into conferuntations not only with the 'man' but also within their ranks. A raw reflection of 'Race Politics' and the ideals behind the motivation that drove people to riot during this unstable political climate. This book not only examines university life but also the reasoning behind institutions and whether the 'University of Life' is not an altogether a better option.
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It is an old school message meant to describe the 1970's. It tells of how the Civil Rights movement was betrayed by petty drug dealers and wanna be prophets of a new society. It touches upon the contradiction of being black in the US and not having a thing to do to counter the criminal elements.
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I bought this for myself a great insight to this talented man, my 23 year old son has found a author he did not know about!
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This was great I wish Gil was around to write more, Wish I had met him Also everyone should read The Last Holiday by Gil Scott Heron
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This is a classic book. Gil Scott Herron was one amazing man.
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