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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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Language

English

Format

Paperback

Genre

Literary novel

ISBN

9781642860030

Translator(s)

Jonathan Reeder

Pages

544

Original Title

De laatste dichters

Year of publication

2018

Reviews

'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

About the author

Christine Otten

Christine Otten is a Dutch writer, journalist, and performer. The Last Poets, her literary breakthrough, was nominated for various literary prizes and has been adapted for the stage. Otten regularly performs at literary festivals and in theaters.