a man stands with the barrel of a gun pointed at the back of his neck and a police officer in the background wielding a billy club

Revolutionary Suicide: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Huey P. Newton Author

This classic book, published for the first time in 1973, represents the work of Huey P. Newton, founding member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and an American revolutionary. While in nearly continuous solitary confinement at the California Men's Penal Colony at San Luis Obispo, Newton began to reflect on the fact that young Black men die of suicide at a rate nearly twice that of white men of the same age. These deaths of despair haunted Newton, and led him to formulate 'revolutionary suicide' as an alternative to the 'reactionary suicides' that he saw as products of external social conditions. A profoundly important book for gaining a deeper understanding of Newton on his own terms and his own words: as someone struggling to change the world, and to live with hope and dignity. (Short Discount)