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By Elaine Brown

ISBN-10: 0385471076

ISBN-13: 9780385471077

ISBN-10: 0679419446

ISBN-13: 9780679419440

Elaine Brown assumed her function because the first and in simple terms lady chief of the Black Panther social gathering with those phrases: “I have all of the weapons and all of the funds. i will stand up to problem from with out and from inside. Am I correct, Comrade?” It was once August 1974. From a small Oakland-based phone, the Panthers had grown to develop into a progressive nationwide association, mobilizing black groups and white supporters around the country—but relentlessly unique by way of the police and the FBI, and more and more riven by means of violence and strife inside. How Brown got here to a place of strength over this paramilitary, male-dominated association, and what she did with that energy, is a riveting, unsparing account of self-discovery.
            Brown’s tale starts with growing to be up in an impoverished local in Philadelphia and attending a predominantly white college, the place she first sensed what it intended to be black, woman, and bad in the US. She describes her political awakening through 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 energy rituals that will 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 gear. wonderful, lyrical, and acute, this is often 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 wonderful photograph of a black woman’s coming of age in the USA. positioned it at the shelf beside The Autobiography of Malcolm X.” —Kirkus Reviews

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