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New York: Contact II Publications, 1981. First edition. Small quarto. Stapled illustrated wrappers. Dampstain along the edges of the wrappers, about very good. Inscribed by the author to Piri Thomas, author of *Down These Mean Streets*, and his wife Betty Elder Thomas, an activist attorney who fought for women's rights: "Por Piri y Betty, Unidad y Lucha. Amiri Baraka 1981." ("For Piri and Betty. Unity and Struggle."). Piri Thomas was of Afro-Latino descent, born in New York with a Puerto Rican mother and Cuban father, and lived in Spanish Harlem. His autobiography of that experience, *Down These Mean Streets* was a bestseller. A nice association copy. Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]

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