We A BaddDDD People by Sonia Sanchez (Fourth Printing, 1973)
This is a paperback copy of Sonia Sanchez's 1970 work We A BaddDDD People, published by Broadside Press. Book is in good used condition with no major imperfections. Some fading around edges. First edition, fourth printing.
About: This is Sonia Sanchez' second book of poetry and it's well known for being deeply entrenched in the literary traditions of the Black Arts Movement and Black Power movements of the time. From Oxford Reference, "It depicts the experiences of common black folk in courtrooms, slum bars, and on the streets, with pimps and jivers, boogalooing and loving Malcolm X. It celebrates the majestic beauty of blackness and speaks of revolution in the language of the urban black vernacular. Rhythms deriving from the jazz and blues of John Coltrane and Billie Holiday create a poetry of performance in which the audience participates vigorously in meaning-making. Experimental in style, it is antilyrical free verse, using spacing, slash marks, and typography as guides to performance."