The Nigger Factory

The Nigger Factory

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by Gil Scott-Heron
     
 

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Originally published in 1972, Gil Scott-Heron’s striking second novel, The Nigger Factory, is a powerful parable of the way in which human beings are conditioned to think, drawing inspiration from Scott-Heron’s own experiences as a student in the late 1960’s and early 70’s.

Earl Thomas, student body president at Sutton University,

Overview

Originally published in 1972, Gil Scott-Heron’s striking second novel, The Nigger Factory, is a powerful parable of the way in which human beings are conditioned to think, drawing inspiration from Scott-Heron’s own experiences as a student in the late 1960’s and early 70’s.

Earl Thomas, student body president at Sutton University, is in a difficult position: struggling with the fact that even a historically black college could be part of a system that still privileges whites, he’s also threatened by his fellow students, members of radical activist group MJUMBE. Claiming the time has come for revolution, not reform, the leaders of MJUMBE are poised not only to bring Earl down personally, but also to instigate larger scale acts of violence.

An electrifying novel, The Nigger Factory is a penetrating examination of the different forms of resistance and the motivations behind them, and a major document of an era of black thought.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"For more than two decades [Gil Scott-Heron] has been committed to examining those facets of the human condition that most of us would rather forget . . . he is an artist who has crafted witty but crucial insights for black America."  —Washington Post

"One of the great pioneers of late-20th-century music."  —Independent

"A bracing rerelease."  —Ebony

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802120533
Publisher:
Canongate U.S.
Publication date:
12/25/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,389,653
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Gil Scott-Heron is a highly influential and widely admired singer, proto-rapper, jazz pianist, poet, novelist, and socio-political commentator who remains a unique and major figure in global music. With more than 20 albums to his name, his politically charged output has won him an international following.

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