A Different Drummer - William Melvin Kelley

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'The Lost Giant of American Literature', it says it right there on the cover. Found this in a Berlin bookstore, and wondered; why is it not more well known to American readers? The 1962 debut novel by Kelley tells the story of Tucker Caliban, a young black farmer who matter of factly 'leaves it all behind', and starts a mass exodus of African American people from the imagined state (which looks a lot like ones that actually exist). A gifted writer, Kelley's works should be highlighted outside of the black community. A great copy of this one.