Dutchman by leroi jones (amiri baraka) -- in 1967 he adopted the african name imamu ameer baraka, which he later changed to amiri baraka baraka's writings have generated controversy over the years, particularly his use of often-violent imagery directed towards (at various times) women, gay people, white people, and jews.
Amiri baraka (born everett leroi jones october 7, 1934 – january 9, 2014), previously known as leroi jones and imamu amear baraka, was an african-american writer of poetry, drama, fiction, essays and music criticism.
Leroi jones (aka amiri baraka) is a poet, writer, political activist and teacher he was born in 1934, in newark, new jersey he graduated from howard university in 1953, and published his first major book of poetry, preface to a twenty volume suicide note, in 1961.
Not mine playwright by amiri baraka or leroi jones.
A powerful one-act drama, dutchman brought immediate and lasting attention to poet amiri baraka the play is a searing two-character confrontation that begins playfully but builds rapidly in suspense and symbolic resonance.
Dutchman and the slave: two plays [leroi jones] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers centered squarely on the negro-white conflict, both dutchman and the slave are literally shocking plays--in ideas.