By Elaine Brown
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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