Honoring the Ancestors

Honoring the Ancestors

by James E Cherry


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Honoring the Ancestors by James E Cherry

The frustration, anger, and restlessness caused by African American oppression are exorcised in this moving collection of poetry. Speaking initially from the perspective of black struggle, these works evolve to invoke the common denominator of all humanity. A familiar voice laments the feelings of a shared past, including tributes to Paul Robeson, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Muhammad Ali, as well as non-African American icons such as Che Guevara, ultimately offering a more thoughtful and transcendental vision of human suffering and injustice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780883782934
Publisher: Third World Press
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

James E. Cherry is an educator and social critic whose poetry has been widely published in literary journals such as African American Review and Callaloo. He is the author of Bending the Blues, Beyond the Frontier, and Roll Call. He lives in Jackson, Tennessee.

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