First printing of this novel imagining retribution for the murder of a Black teenager by a white police officer, mixing the political thriller with apocalyptic fiction.
Near fine in near fine jacket.
SONS OF DARKNESS, SONS OF LIGHT
"if you're working inside the system then you're not working at all."
A literary thought experiment during the rise of the Black Power movement, SONS OF DARKNESS considers the potential paths of a militant Black revolution at a moment when many were disillusioned with the slow gains of the civil rights movement. Part spy novel with noir undertones, part apocalyptic thriller, its plot is often described with words like "catastrophe" and "chaos" – in the most glowing terms. Critically claimed, terribly relevant: a book to notice.
Read more: Fiorelli, "Imagination Run Riot: Apocalyptic Race-War Novels of the Late 1960s," in Meditations Vol. 28 No. 1; Kali Tal, "That Just Kills Me: Black Militant Near-Future Fiction."
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1969). 8'' x 5.25''. Original black textured paper boards, metallic red and orange-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($5.95) red dust jacket designed by Paul Bacon. Red endpapers. , 279,  pages. Bit of bumping to spine ends, with some foxing to top edge of text block. Jacket with closed tear to bottom edge of front flap, else fine.
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