Dutchman. Amiri Baraka. CHARACTERS. CLAY, twenty‐year‐old Negro. LULA, thirty‐year‐old white woman. RIDERS OF COACH, white and black. The Dutchman and The Slave Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme by Imamu Amiri Baraka, LeRoi Jones. Complete summary of Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Dutchman.

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Everything I always thought a night in the theater should be. Paperback96 pages. The second play “The Slave” left me shocked, angry, and broken in a few ways. What do you think was going through my mind everytime you were at some rally or meeting ddutchman sole purpose was to bring about the baaka of white people? That same year his second book of jazz criticism, Black Music, came out, a collection of previously published music journalism, including the seminal Apple Cores columns from Down Beat magazine.

Dutchman & The Slave

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This article related to a British film of the s is a stub. Feb 28, J rated it it was amazing. All these blues people.

Clay’s name is symbolic of the malleability of black identity and black manhood. At this point, it is unclear whether Clay is really going to a party, but he tells her he really is.

That there might be anger–even rage– at years of mistreatment underlying Black consciousness was a concept that was anathema to white America and frankly, to a large portion of black America too. Rather it’s in the same historical theater tradition of pitting opposing views, opposing lives, on the stage and fighting the ideas, back and forth.


This is even evident in contemporary society with how cases are handled when whites massacre people of color but don’t get labeled terrorist or seen badly but people of color do. Aug 11, Jason Williams rated it really liked it Shelves: Lula point blank is a bitch! Any interpretation I can give would be limited by my experience as a white person, but I found the second play, “The Slave,” to be more interesting. Refresh and try again.

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Clay, representing African-Americans who believed in the political promises, is disappointed and frustrated to have been played once more. Jan 29, Eileen Ying rated it really liked it. When Lula killed him, that moment was a shock to me and really made him a martyr in a sense that he died upholding his self-respect and principles. I read these plays as part of my Rebels and Revolutionaries: Their discussion and the way they treat each other through the play reveals an African-American perspective of the conflict.

The same year, he moved to Greenwich Village working initially in a warehouse for music records. Books and Writers kirjasto. It highlights the inherent conflict between white liberal intellectuals and African Americans struggling under oppression.

They’ll murder you, and have very rational explanations. The New York Times. Everything isn’t better but it is different. It depicts the desire barakx be known as equals, but also the betrayal felt by the African-American population of the United States of America following broken promises.


I liked The slave a lot more. May 25, Adira rated it it was ok Shelves: Jul 26, Kasi rated it it bwraka amazing.

Just to make clear where I’m coming from – some of Bakara’s poems are among my favorite twentieth century poems. His father, Coyt Leverette Jones, worked as a postal supervisor and lift operator. Reminded me of the Michael Che bit about white women being able to get away with anything. The play was written by Leroi Jones before he changed his name to Amiri Baraka and does quite a bit to explain why Baraka’s writing is, at least for barraka while, much less complex and nuanced than Jones’s.

It was something Baldwin said when he was on a television show talking about protest dutchhman black civil rights. Lula’s characteristics symbolize the Biblical Eve and the apples she’s obsessed with symbolize Eve’s Forbidden Fruit.

Views Read Edit View history. Dec 27, Lawrence rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quintessential moment in the transition from the early to the mid-late Sixties, particularly the public emergence of Black Power. Clay’s entire rant from pages used a lot of revolutionary badaka and the tone is honest, strong, and unapologetic. Mar 25, Markdine rated it liked it. Unfortunately for him, he was not aware of the rules of the game.