Speculative Fiction On African American Revolution
By John Oliver Killens
First printing of this voting rights and Black Power book, by one of the co-founders of the Harlem Writers Guild and a major mid-century author of protest novels.
Abount fine in very good jacket.
"It may not please you; it may even shock you. But once you have read it you will never again be complacent about what is happening to America's largest minority group." (rear flap)
Killens, an author and activist who participated in the Montgomery bus boycott, attracted acclaim for his protest novels published during the civil rights era. His work was an important mainstream platform for elevating discourse on Black nationalism. Mark Bould includes 'SIPPI among a list of 1960s Black Power speculative fiction novels that look at alternate versions of our reality in order to convey social and political messages. A provocative artistic vision from an important Black Power author.
Read more: Bould, "Introduction to Black Power SF," in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 34, No. 2: Afrofuturism.
New York: Trident Press, 1967. 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original olive green cloth, spine lettered in black and brown. In original unclipped ($5.95) white typographic dust jacket designed by Charles & Cuffari. xiv, 434 pages. Sliver of sunning to spine ends. Jacket with toning to spine, some creasing to back panel, tiny chip at head of spine, and light edgewear.
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