I Am the Darker Brother: An Anthology of Modern Poems by African Americans

I Am the Darker Brother An Anthology of Modern Poems by African Americans I Am the Darker Brother exposes the quintessential African American a proud lonely vulnerable yet independent human being who has forged out of hardship that combination of endurance understanding

  • Title: I Am the Darker Brother: An Anthology of Modern Poems by African Americans
  • Author: Arnold Adoff Nikki Giovanni Rudine Sims Bishop Benny Andrews
  • ISBN: 9780689808692
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Paperback
  • I Am the Darker Brother exposes the quintessential African American, a proud, lonely, vulnerable yet independent human being who has forged out of hardship that combination of endurance, understanding, and spirit called soul.

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    1. PoetryThis book is a very powerful collection of poems written by African Americans. Some poems were lighthearted and happy and others were written with anger and dismay. They talked about everything from slavery, to discrimination, to love, to the earth, to being comfortable in your own skin. What is great about this book, is that no matter who is reading it, there is a poem that they can relate to in the book. Everyone has had a struggle in life, and these poems embody the everyday struggles o [...]

    2. Excellent anthology of familiar and unfamiliar poems expressing the African American experience. Includes notes on the poems and biographies of the poets.

    3. My copy is from 1968, the second printing of this anthology. While I understand it was 1968, the anthology featured three black female poets. I hope the newer editions feature more black women, and especially black trans poets. This copy was an ode to Langston Hughes. He, too, sang America.

    4. I read the 1968 edition, so my reading of the poems were guided by Charlemae Rollins' foreword - which situates the "dark-skinned child" as actively presenting "a culture as spontaneous as it is unrecognized" in their city home, which Rollins argues is "the environment which brings the greatest pressure and produces the greatest literature in our time" (ii). Adoff's preface follows, which explains that "this anthology was created to present good, interesting, and evocative poems by Negro America [...]

    5. While teaching in Harlem in 1968, Adoff edited this poetry anthology so his students of all backgrounds could study African American poets as part of the American literature. At the time, these poets were excluded from traditional texts for children. This revised edition has 21 new poems, including the works of nine women, for an aggregate of thirty of the greatest African American writers of the 19th century, such as Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Weldon Johnson, Richard Wright, and M [...]

    6. I love this book of poems from different people of African descent. Langston Hughes poem Juke Box love song is beautiful, in one of his books he talks a lot about Harlem and you can tell that this poem was written while he was in Harlem. Nikki-Rosa by Nikki Giovanni wrote a poem about herself and the life she experience with her family life in her younger days. A song in the front yard by Gwendolyn Brooks is a favorite of mines, She talks about wanting to play with the charity children before th [...]

    7. Not only is this collection poignant and educational for younger readers, but I believe that it is an absolutely essential read for the youth of America. Too quickly people forget about the past, and these poems are necessary in order that history doesn’t continue to repeat itself. There are so many phenomenal gems by well-known authors and poets throughout the 20th century, and every single one of them is still relevant to our culture today. The list of poets in this anthology is amazing, and [...]

    8. This book of poetry takes you on a range of different emotions. Each poem from the collection contains the power to evoke a different feeling from the reader, some are happy while others make you sad. I enjoyed that aspect most from the collection. I believe that this collection is a valuable and essential tool for young readers. Both historical and educational, these poems remain relevant in today’s cultural society. Being a fan of African American history and literature I can confidently rec [...]

    9. I think that this book is very powerful. I really like how it celebrates culutre and the beauty of the african american culutre. Where as most express the hardships. It talks about everything from slavery, to love, earth, beauty, discrimination, culture, and life as an african american. As someone who is white reading these really puts some things in prosepective. Sometimes as a different race you never really hear the true side of things and I think this really explains alot of the things you n [...]

    10. This book is a collection of poems that focues on the history of African American Hertiages. In this book you can find anthology of poems from modern day poems; from writers such as Maya Angelou, Langton Hughes,Claude McKay, and several more. In these collection you can find poems ranging from hardship to indepence. This book to me gives a brigther vision of the future for African Americans. This book also is a book that focuses on the words of the book moreso than the illustration and for this [...]

    11. I Am The Darker Brother written by Arnold Adoff is a fantastic book of African American poems for children and even adults. The poems are very culturally accurate about being a male and being black in America. The poems are happy, sad, upsetting, informative and humbling. I loved how these poems were truthful and yet relatable to all skin colors and ages. I loved how each poems brought thinking to the reader and I find this to be a great tool to use when teaching this is a great way to get your [...]

    12. "I am the Darker Brother" is a collection of poems written by famous African American authors compiled by Arnold Adoff. All of these poens are grouped together for a specific reason, they are said to expose the essential African American, strong, independent, and proud. This book is a good way to show children different cultures. Especially because there is a plethora of authors to choose from that all convey a different message and show different aspects of a culture.

    13. I really liked this book! However, I think it could be over some children's heads, and they not understand as well as adults do. This book consists of poems about african americans. Some children may not see the importance of these types of books as adults might. It discusses about a hard working independent human and the power of his soul. I would not recommend reading this exact one to students, but I do recommend reading something with diversity in it.

    14. I loved this book because it brought every emotion through these poems. Everyone has problems and in this book it reflects on certain problems African Americans faced during those times. This book is also great for the younger population so they can read and learn about African American literature. Another great thing about this book is that no matter a persons problem, there is a poem you can relate to in this book.

    15. A generally great and simple anthology, with a fairly diverse bunch of poets and poems. Both the introduction (my edition was introduced by Nikki Giovanni) and the afterword were interesting and added to the experience. I think it could have used a few more selections by women but generally I really enjoyed this collection.

    16. A great collection of poems illustrating the lives of African Americans. A great book to teach diversity and African American history.

    17. I wanted to rub the ink off the words and make myself a darker sister. Amazing collection. Highly recommended. Includes the best of the best (black) poets.

    18. Most poems explores the hardships of African Americans. I look forward to an anthology that explores the beauty and celebrate the culture.

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