Saturday, May 9, 2009

Now Available from Black Bird Press

Eldridge Cleaver, My Friend the Devil, A Memoir
Marvin X

180 pages, with photos
Introduction by Amiri Baraka
Black Bird Press
1222 Dwight Way, Berkeley CA 94702
Add $5.00 for priority mailing and handling

One of America's great storytellers. Maybe second only to Mark Twain.
Of course, I'd place Marvin X ahead of him even. More and more I am convinced this work will be a best-seller. Though I have never read a Cleaver biography, a lot of this material seems to be new and if not factually new, it is from a novel perspective.
--Rudolph Lewis, editor, Chickenbones. A Journal,

You are doing a tremendous service telling our history in
our own words. I am proud to be one of your students.
- Ramal Lamar (storyteller in training)

Wonderful appreciation of both Elijah and Clara. Rare perception nowadays,
what with the Malcolm cult. The pendulum is swinging.
--John Woodford, former Editor, Muhammad Speaks
Editor, Michigan Today, Univ. of Mich.

Hallelujah! MX is reminiscing, I must say, entertainingly, about
his historic dalliance w/ shaitan rat on...
--Amiri Baraka, Newark, NJ

Excellent!--Eric Rhodes, Houston, TX

Great stuff, man, priceless….
--Rudi Mwongozi, Pianist, Oakland CA

Thank you Marvin...get it all out...write it out...sweat it it
out...cry it out, swear it out, walk it it out....thank you for
sharing ...respect.
--Joan Tarika Lewis, Violinist, first female member of the Black Panther Party,

Enjoyed your post about Cleaver. Very interesting. Contained vivid imagery.
--Martin Reynolds, Editor, Oakland Tribune

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