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By Elaine Brown

ISBN-10: 0385471076

ISBN-13: 9780385471077

ISBN-10: 0679419446

ISBN-13: 9780679419440

Elaine Brown assumed her position because the first and merely lady chief of the Black Panther celebration with those phrases: “I have the entire weapons and all of the cash. i will be able to face up to problem from with no and from inside. Am I correct, Comrade?” It used to be August 1974. From a small Oakland-based mobilephone, the Panthers had grown to develop into a innovative nationwide association, mobilizing black groups and white supporters around the country—but relentlessly detailed by means of the police and the FBI, and more and more riven through violence and strife inside of. How Brown got here to a place of energy over this paramilitary, male-dominated association, and what she did with that strength, is a riveting, unsparing account of self-discovery.
            Brown’s tale starts off with transforming into up in an impoverished local in Philadelphia and attending a predominantly white tuition, the place she first sensed what it intended to be black, woman, and negative in the United States. She describes her political awakening throughout the bohemian years of her formative years, and her time as a foot soldier for the Panthers, who looked as if it would carry the promise of redemption. and she or he tells of her ascent into the higher echelons of Panther management: her tumultuous dating with the charismatic Huey Newton, who may develop into her lover and her nemesis; her adventure with the male energy rituals that will sow the seeds of the party's loss of life; and the scars that she either suffered and inflicted in that era’s paradigm-shifting clashes of intercourse and tool. wonderful, lyrical, and acute, this can be the indelible testimony of a black woman’s conflict to outline herself.

“A sparkling achievement.” —Los Angeles Times
 
“Honest, humorous, subjective, unsparing, and passionate. . . A style of Power weaves autobiography and political historical past right into a tale that fascinates and illuminates.” —The Washington Post
 
“A beautiful photograph of a black woman’s coming of age in the United States. positioned it at the shelf beside The Autobiography of Malcolm X.” —Kirkus Reviews

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