Poet/teacher Marvin X in front of his Academy of da Corner booth at Berkeley Juneteenth, with librarian Ayiba (Linda) Jolivet and UC professor emeritus/novelist Cecil Brown, who will release his latest work PRYOR LIVES (How Richard Pryor became Richard Pryor), a study, memoir and biography rolled into one. photo Princess O. Davis
This weekend, Berkeley's Flea Market at Ashby BART (the crossroads of North American African culture), will feature Marvin X at his Academy of da Corner. "Plato Negro" is Oakland's philosopher, poet, playwright, producer, teacher, aka Plato teaching on the streets of Oakland (Ishmael Reed); the USA's Rumi (Bob Holman); a master teacher in many fields of thought; one of America's great story tellers; I'd put him ahead of Mark Twain! (Rudolph Lewis). Look for him at booth #600, first row. He will be autographing his many books, including his latest The Wisdom of Plato Negro, parables, fables, Black Bird Press, Berkeley, 2012, How to Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy and the most requested title Beyond Religion, toward Spirituality, BBP, Berkeley, 2006.
--Mumia Abu Jamal, Live from Death Row
�Rudolph Lewis, Editor, ChickenBones: A Journal
Marvin X is available for readings, lectures and performance. jmarvinx@
He also participated in the Black Love Lives Conference (produced by Nisa Ra), University of Penn, reading with Philly's living legend, pianist Alfie Pollitt, at the Cleft Jazz Club.
Eldridge Cleaver: My friend the Devil, a memoir
by Marvin X, Black Bird Press, Berkeley CA
President is now at Howard University, Reginald at UC Berkeley. Pictured at Sankofa Books, Washington DC.