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by Kathleen Cleaver,Cecil Brown,Henry Louis Gates,Eldridge Cleaver

eBook Target Zero: A Life in Writing epub
  • ISBN: 1403976570
  • Author: Kathleen Cleaver,Cecil Brown,Henry Louis Gates,Eldridge Cleaver
  • Genre: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (January 9, 2007)
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • ePUB size: 1450 kb
  • FB2 size 1782 kb
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In Target Zero, Eldridge Cleaverwrites himself firmly and squarely and into the history of American letters. She joined Eldridge Cleaver in the Black Panther Party in 1967, when they married

In Target Zero, Eldridge Cleaverwrites himself firmly and squarely and into the history of American letters. From the Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, J. . B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University. Eldridge Cleaver is the celebrated author of Soul on Ice and was the information minister of the Black Panther Party. Kathleen Cleaver is a senior lecturer at Yale University and at Emory Law School. She joined Eldridge Cleaver in the Black Panther Party in 1967, when they married.

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Former Black Panther information minister Eldridge Cleaver was a.Target Zero brings Cleaver's controversial story into focus through his own words.

Former Black Panther information minister Eldridge Cleaver was a complex man who inspired profound adulation, love, rage, and, among many, fear.

letters, interviews, and poems, is the most significant collection of Eldridge Cleaver's writing since his bestselling book Soul on Ice (1968). Connect with the author.

letters, interviews, and poems, is the most significant collection of Eldridge Cleaver's writing since his bestselling book Soul on Ice (1968).

Target Zero brings Cleaver's controversial story into focus through his own words. letters, interviews, and poems, is the most significant collection of Eldridge Cleaver's writing since his bestselling book Soul on Ice (1968). This books charts Cleaver's life through his writings: his quiet childhood, his youth spent in prison, his startling emergence as a Black Panther leader who became a "fugitive from justice" by the end of 1968, his seven-year exile, and his religious and political conversion following his return to the . Target Zero, which brings together previously unpublished essays, short stories, letters, interviews, and poems, is the most significant collection of Eldridge Cleaver's writing since.

In his 1978 book Soul on Fire, Cleaver made several claims regarding his exile in Algeria, including that he.Target Zero: A Life in Writing.

In his 1978 book Soul on Fire, Cleaver made several claims regarding his exile in Algeria, including that he was supported by regular stipends from the government of North Vietnam, which the United States was then bombing  . Eldridge Cleaver and Huey Newton eventually fell out with each other over the necessity of armed struggle as a response to COINTELPRO and other actions by the government against the Black Panthers and other radical groups.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Author). Eldridge Cleaver, ewart brown, glenn dumke, seymour lipset, mark rudd, robert theobald, and jack newfield. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Donald Yacovone. Black Panthers Speak. The Works of James McCune Smith: Black Intellectual and Abolitionist (Collected Black Writings).

The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reader, e. Foreword, Target Zero: Eldridge Cleaver, A Life in Writing (New York: Palgrave 2006), pp. vii-ix. Sterling Brown’s Poetry, Black American Literature Forum (Spring 1981), pp. 39-42

The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reader, ed. Abby Wolf (New York: Basic Civitas Books, 2012). Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008 (New York: Random House, 2011). My Yiddishe Mama, Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2006. 39-42. Criticism in de Jungle, Black American Literature Forum (Winter 1981), pp. 123-127.

Target Zero: A Life in Writing. Target Zero, which brings together previously unpublished essays, short stories, letters, interviews, and poems, is the most significant collection of Eldridge Cleaver's writing since his bestselling book Soul on Ice (1968). Read on the Scribd mobile app.

After leaving Eldridge, Kathleen Cleaver went back to university in 1981, receiving a full scholarship from Yale University. She graduated in 1984, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. In 1987, she divorced Eldridge Cleaver. She and other former members of the Black Panther Party continue to meet and discuss issues and heal from the movement. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.

Former Black Panther information minister Eldridge Cleaver was a complex man who inspired profound adulation, love, rage, and, among many, fear. Target Zero brings Cleaver's controversial story into focus through his own words. This books charts Cleaver's life through his writings: his quiet childhood, his youth spent in prison, his startling emergence as a Black Panther leader who became a "fugitive from justice" by the end of 1968, his seven-year exile, and his religious and political conversion following his return to the U.S. Target Zero, which brings together previously unpublished essays, short stories, letters, interviews, and poems, is the most significant collection of Eldridge Cleaver's writing since his bestselling book Soul on Ice (1968).

Comments: (4)
Thetalas
Eldridge Cleaver was a divisive figure during the Vietnam War era & within the Black Power movement - specifically in regards to his time in the BPP - but he is a hell of a good writer. It is a shame he didn't write more before his death. This collection is picked from his writings by his former spouse and scholar, Kathleen Cleaver. She does a great job of giving an overview of Eldridge's complex thoughts on gender dynamics, race, capitalism, and revolution. You may not agree with all of his views but he is great at expressing them. There is one section that is from an unpublished autobiography that is, honestly, sub-par writing, but it does help fill out some of the gaps in his life history not covered in his other books. At one point in his life his leftist views essentially forced him into exile in Algiers. He returned to the US in the 1980's and then became a Republican. Why? Dunno. Truthfully, anyone who miraculously survived the 70's & the COINTELPRO murders of Black leaders deserve to do whatever they want in my opinion. If you want to understand racism in the U.S.A. this is one author you need to read. This book is out of print so get it while you can!
Djang
Was sent to a cousin in prison who thought highly of this book. He must like it. Glad I could find on Amazon. Thanks
Wizer
Poignantly introduced by both his ex-wife Kathleen and the Harvard Professor, Henry Louis Gates (who got an exclusive interview with Cleaver while he was a student at Oxford U. but who is now of recent Boston cop harassment fame). This is an irreverent and exciting piece of literature. It is a collection of Eldridge Cleaver's writings (not his best however) cobbled together by Kathleen, and turned into a book that is made up of mostly of writings of the period during Cleaver's time in exile until his death in May 1998.

For those times, his was an especially rocky journey as was true for our nation as a whole. And the content of his writings provided here represent a literary prism for understanding the era that shaped Cleaver's extraordinary life and aptly mirror the ups and downs of the political landscape of those rather turbulent but pivotal times. Cleaver's writings may be the deepest most honest if not the only completely trustworthy weather vane we have of those times. Even today, his writings still crackle with freshness in their uncompromising honesty and in the depth of their understanding of the American condition. And although I would have made a slightly different selection from his writings, one can hardly quibble with this (or any) collection, since Cleaver's writings are so uniformly high in the quality of their craft and in their honesty.

The biographical selections are the most penetrating and most revealing of the man himself, as they put Cleaver's psycho-social development and existence in context: As is true of so many young black male leaders, Cleaver was educated in prison, where his writings made him a virtual societal provocateur, a brilliant but very inconvenient critic of American society, and of Ronald Reagan the then governor of California in particular.

His racial isolation and inability to deal with the social role "assigned to black men in American society" that made it so, literally turned him into one of many "Bigger Thomas'," of his era. His conscious desire to become an urban predator is what landed him in prison where his first education in self-awareness and his first "real" self-construction project began. In prison he read politics, philosophy, and letters, then adopted Marxism as the best paradigm for understanding American racism. Armed with Marxism (which he later abandoned for being racist itself) he quickly embraced as his persona an urban warrior stance. He became a self-made and self-identified outlaw against anything white and anything American. Upon his release from prison, he found that this persona resonated with the rhythms of the times outside the prison walls and became a natural for the Black Panther Party that he joined and where he eventually rose to the position of Minister of Defense. It was in this role in which a shoot out with the Oakland police occurred that sent him on the lam.

While in exile in France he had a vision that would change his life and turned him into a Christian. Many believe that this conversion was either a convenient ruse to get back into the country, or the result of a deal made with the FBI to become a paid informant, and thereby avoid a lengthy jail sentence. In any case he did return, spent a brief time in jail and upon release joined the Mormon Church and became a deacon, spoke and preached the gospel of Jesus Christ. All of his friends, including his wife and family eventually abandoned him. He died penniless trying to rehabilitate his writing career. A great read. Ten star
Manris
If this is your introduction to Cleaver buy Soul on Ice first. If you have read Soul on Ice then this is a good time to buy this book. This is a collection of writings that expands Cleaver's life. When reading this you must keep it in the frame of reference of the time in which it was written. There are better written books on the black Muslim movement like James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time, what that book lacks is the insider's perspective. There are more gut twisting books on jail like Henry James Abbott's The Belly of the Beast, what this book lacks is a man's desire for a spiritual change. What Cleaver's writing has is what those other two novels are lacking: an insider's perspective and a deisre for spiritual and political change. This book is worth reading just for Cleaver's viewpoint. The writings are varied and extensive from the humorus to the dead serious. This book is a probing look at the life of one of the great American revolutionaries.
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