The Last Poets (US Edition)By Christine Otten
Harlem, 1969. The air is charged with hope and revolution; the Black Panthers are in their prime. This is the backdrop against which The Last Poets wrote their passionate, self-critical poetry. Some twenty years later, young hip-hop bands drew on The Last Poets’ legacy, making them the ‘founding fathers’ of hip-hop.
Christine Otten’s audacious novel is based on the The Last Poets’ life stories, from their youth in the ghetto to their love lives, triumphs, and defeats. The Last Poets is…
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'Sometimes you read a novel that suddenly changes your life—this is one of them.'—Herman Koch, author of The Dinner ‘Christine is a real... Whitegirl. A SERIOUS DUTCH WHITEGIRL! But she's our Whitegirl!”—Umar Bin Hassan, one of The Last Poets