Women's Herstory Month featuring Haki R. Madhubuti

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Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 3:00pm
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Taught By Women, Poems as Resistance Language, New and Selected by Haki R. Madhubuti, marks a return to his roots. It is his first single-authored book of poetry in over nine years. In it, he pays homage to the many women who have influenced him and contributed to his unique worldview. Readers are urged not to forget various women who have nurtured, encouraged, challenged and strengthened us despite our sometimes dismal circumstances. Madhubuti asks that we remember these women, long distance runners, who give hope, optimism and courage to the next generation of children who need their strength, perseverance and quiet power.

A leading poet and one of the architects of the Black Arts Movement and proponent of independent Black institutions, Haki R. Madhubuti, publisher, editor, and educator and activist-has been a pivotal figure in the development of a strong Black literary tradition.

He founded Third World Press (1967) and Third World Press Foundation (2002). He is a founder of the Institute of Positive Education/New Concept School (1969), co-founder of Betty Shabazz International Charter School (1998), and Barbara A. Sizemore Academy (2005), all of which are in Chicago. He is the former University Distinguished Professor and Professor of English at Chicago State University where he founded the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Creative Writing and Black Literature; he also created the annual Gwendolyn Brooks Writers Conference (1989-2010) and was the founding director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.

He has published more than 30 books (some under his former name, Don L. Lee) and is one of the world's best-selling authors of poetry and nonfiction. Professor Madhubuti's Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous? The African American Family in Transition (1990) has over 1 million copies in print.

Taught by Women: Poems as Resistance Language New and Selected Cover Image
ISBN: 9780883783580
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Published: Third World Press - September 29th, 2020