Tape’s Last Krapp

Margaret Mead had nothing to lose as a result of this tape-recorded conversation, which lasted more than seven and a half hours over two days and was arranged by the publisher, previewed in McCall’s, and followed by joint appearances on TV talk shows. James Baldwin had nothing to gain. It …

Who Killed Biafra?

“If we fail, the white man, who has been so surprised by our movement, the white man, who has entirely miscalculated every facet of this struggle, will have garnered a new range of knowledge about the potential of the black man and prepared himself to combat us should we ever …

Sunday in Biafra

The buzzard’s radium eye is mild As he scans the silhouette of bone Within the wasted child. Lean he is As the shadow of a swan Lean As the animal he feeds upon His beak, being used, is clean.