Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka, born Everett LeRoi Jones, was an influential American poet, playwright, and social critic. He was a prominent figure in the Black Arts Movement and known for his outspoken views on race and politics.


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  1. 1. The Dutchman

    "The Dutchman" is a provocative play set on a New York City subway train, where a young African-American man, Clay, encounters Lula, a flirtatious and mysterious white woman. The play unfolds as a tense, psychological confrontation that escalates into a symbolic and violent exploration of racial dynamics and identity in 1960s America. Through their interaction, the narrative delves into themes of race, sexuality, and power, ultimately leading to a shocking and tragic climax that forces the audience to confront the social and political undercurrents of the era.

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