By Elaine Brown
Brown’s tale starts with turning out to be up in an impoverished local in Philadelphia and attending a predominantly white institution, the place she first sensed what it intended to be black, woman, and bad in the United States. She describes her political awakening throughout the bohemian years of her youth, and her time as a foot soldier for the Panthers, who looked as if it would carry the promise of redemption. and she or he tells of her ascent into the higher echelons of Panther management: her tumultuous dating with the charismatic Huey Newton, who may develop into her lover and her nemesis; her adventure with the male strength rituals that might sow the seeds of the party's dying; and the scars that she either suffered and inflicted in that era’s paradigm-shifting clashes of intercourse and tool. attractive, lyrical, and acute, this can be the indelible testimony of a black woman’s conflict to outline herself.
“A sparkling achievement.” —Los Angeles Times
“Honest, humorous, subjective, unsparing, and passionate. . . A style of Power weaves autobiography and political background right into a tale that fascinates and illuminates.” —The Washington Post
“A attractive photograph of a black woman’s coming of age in the US. placed it at the shelf beside The Autobiography of Malcolm X.” —Kirkus Reviews
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