Keynote Address: The Role of the Writer in Establishing a United Writers Organization

Baraka, Amiri
January 1999
Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s;1999, p15
The article presents a speech by Amiri Baraka, delivered at the National Black Writers Conference. He reiterates the role of artists in the development of people's intellectual and cultural development. He emphasizes the need for writers to create works that are both revolutionary and artistic. He discusses the similarities of African American culture with Pan African. He calls for the formation of an Afro-American national writers organization or union.


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