THE NIGGER FACTORY by Gil Scott-Heron

THE NIGGER FACTORY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An offensive novel by a young black writer who should know better -- full of machismo, didacticism, conventional liberalisms, not helped any by the absolutely mundane pseudo-reportorial (""7 P.M. Phone Call"") style and Uncle Remus dialect (""I wuz callin' befo' cuz we were gonna like confer wit'choo befo' we handed the shit to the Man""). The so-called plot revolves about a student (r)evolution in a Black College, in which the moderate, articulate, hard-working, and duly-elected President of the Student Body Earl gets fouled up by the over-hasty intervention of the violence-prone campus radicals (MJUMBE equals MUMBLE) -- the point being that everything would come out nicely if only everybody would be polite, which is the last thing one feels like being after reading this very patronizing morality tale.

Pub Date: March 24th, 1972
ISBN: 184767884X
Publisher: Dial