Amiri Baraka, born Leroi Jones in 1934, is a poet, playwright, novelist, critic, and politcal activist. Best known for his highly acclaimed, award-winning play Dutchman, as well as The Slave, The Toliet, and numerous poetry collections. He lives in Newark, New Jersey.
"A man of shattering fury."--"New York Post"""Dutchman "is designed to shock--its basic idea, its language and its murderous rage."--"The New York Times"