Soledad Brother

The Prison Letters of George Jackson


George Jackson, introduced by Jean Genet


Jonathan Cape, London, 1971
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Printing Details

First UK edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, 290pp

A collection of Jackson's letters from prison, Soledad Brother is an outspoken condemnation of the racism of white America and a powerful appraisal of the prison system that failed to break his spirit but eventually took his life. Jackson's letters make palpable the intense feelings of anger and rebellion that filled black men in America's prisons in the 1960s. But even removed from the social and political firestorms of the 1960s, Jackson's story still resonates for its portrait of a man taking a stand even while locked down.


The book is in very good condition with clean pages and secure binding. The dustwrapper has some minor edgewear and has been neatly price-clipped but is also in good plus condition.



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