Video: Something in the Way of Things (In Town) by Amiri Baraka

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On Thursday June 23, City of Asylum/Pittsburgh partnered with the African-American poetry collective Cave Canem to host a reading with poets Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, Natasha Trethewey, and special guest Amiri Baraka.

Amiri Baraka read four of his poems: In Town, Lowkus, Play Dat, and Who Blew Up America?

In this video Sampsonia Way presents Something in the way of things (In Town), that clearly manifests Baraka’s quest for social justice exploring interrelated issues of racial, national oppression, self-determination and national human liberation.

New in SAMPSONIA WAY MAGAZINE: Amiri Baraka discusses politics, the future of black art, and the consequences of making political art in America.

About the Author

Silvia Duarte is the managing editor of Sampsonia Way. She received her degree in Communication Sciences from Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala and her masters in Latin American studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain. Duarte was editor of El Periódico de Guatemala’s Sunday magazine from 2001 to 2006 and has written scholarly and journalistic articles in Germany, Spain, and the United States. She came to Pittsburgh in 2007 with her partner writer-in-exile Horacio Castellanos.

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