So my Dad sent me a care package of black books for black history month. The first book that arrived was Die Nigger Die by H. Rap Brown, the political autobiography of Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin.
I finished it earlier today and I truly wish I had read it in college. It should be required reading at all HBCU’s.
Brown’s writing style is very easy to follow, many times it reads as a speech or conversation and less of a novel making it an easy read. Most of the difficulty I had reading this book came from the content and stomaching the ugly truth about the US and our government.
I would recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the upheavals and unrest in the 60’s and the parallel experience we’re having in 2017.