Trane and Baraka

One of the things that I liked about this African-American Literature class was that the things I learned in class almost always became relevant and useful afterwards.  It was uncanny.  One of these uncanny moments was when, a day after learning about the poet Amiri Baraka, born LeRoi Jones.  I was reading a book about [...]

Reflections On My African-American Literature Class -Part 2

One thing I appreciated about this class was the absolutely fantastic discussions that we had.  I looked forward to class primarily because of these discussions, in fact.  Well, they started off as discussions, anyhow.  Without fail, the discussions rapidly morphed into vociferous debates.  I found myself learning a lot from these pseudo-discussions, and at the [...]