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by Etan Thomas

  • ISBN: 0965830896
  • Author: Etan Thomas
  • ePub ver: 1950 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1950 kb
  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 96
  • Publisher: Moore Black Press; Pap/Com edition (January 1, 2005)
  • Formats: docx mbr txt azw
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Poetry
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More Than an Athlete book. With the conviction of a Bill Russell, and the poetic finesse of Muhammad Ali, Thomas takes on controversial topics such as The Death Penalty, the GOP, racism and abortion.

More Than an Athlete book. African American Studies. This young, fiery poet approaches his work fearlessly, writing in the strong, historical lineage of his literary elders Amiri Baraka and Sonia Sanchez, and in the tradition of contemporary poets Ras Baraka, Tony Medina and asha bandele.

Etan Thomas returns with a new book of poems. More than an athlete. Voices Of The Future is a unique blend of poetry and essays from today's youth. Thomas beings each chapter with a selection of his own with the voices of various young people following. Each chapter is broken down into topics such as police brutality, the war in Iraq, HIV, and religion. More Than an Athlete is a statement about our generation not being confined to a box, a definition or a label.

Etan Thomas is More Than An Athlete. Etan Thomas is certainly More Than an Athlete. In this, his first collection of poems. Thomas defies the stereotype of the a-political athlete, and plants his roots in his budding literary career. I was so impressed with this articulate young man whose poetry speaks to the heart. He writes about many issues that plague our country from domestic violence to the war in Iraq.

More than an Athlete. Poems by Etan Thomas. With the conviction of a Bill Russell, and the poetic finesse of Muhammad Ali, Thomas takes on controversial topics such as The Death Penalty, the GOP, racism and abortion

More than an Athlete. Other books by Etan Thomas. Voices of the Future. NBA star Etan Thomas helps give voice to the poetic and socially conscious ideas of young people.

With the conviction of a Bill Russell, and the poetic finesse of Muhammad Ali, Thomas takes on controversial topics such as The Death Penalty, the GOP, racism and abortion.

Электронная книга "We Matter: Athletes and Activism", Etan Thomas. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "We Matter: Athletes and Activism" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. In this, his first collection of poems, Thomas defies the stereotype of the typical a-political athlete, and plants his roots in his budding literary career. With the conviction of a Bill Russell and the poetic finesse of Muhammed Ali, Thomas takes on controversial topics, such as the death penalty, the GOP, racism, and abortion.

Etan Thomas playing for the Washington Wizards in 2008 . In your book, you encourage athletes to speak out. What was the dynamic with your teammates like?

Etan Thomas playing for the Washington Wizards in 2008. Perhaps most notably, Thomas spoke to family members of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Terence Crutcher and Philando Castile - all victims of shootings that received widespread attention from prominent athletes. What was the dynamic with your teammates like?

Ethan Thomas, Bachelor Atheletic Training, University of Toledo (2014). Ethan, a former college athlete, knows his fitness (more)Loading.

Ethan Thomas, Bachelor Atheletic Training, University of Toledo (2014). Ethan, a former college athlete, knows his fitness. Ethan, a former college athlete, knows his fitness (more)Loadin. eeds.

Poetry. African American Studies. CD Included. Poet, basketball player, and outspoken anti-war activists, Etan Thomas is MORE THAN AN ATHLETE. In this, his first collection of poems, the center for the NBA's Washington Wizards defies the stereotype of the a-political athlete, and plants his roots in his budding literary career. With the conviction of a Bill Russell, and the poetic finesse of Muhammad Ali, Thomas takes on controversial topics such as The Death Penalty, the GOP, racism and abortion. This young, fiery poet approaches his work fearlessly, writing in the strong, historical lineage of his literary elders Amiri Baraka and Sonia Sanchez, and in the tradition of contemporary poets Ras Baraka, Tony Medina and asha bandele. MORE THAN AN ATHLETE is more than a book of poetry; it's a statement about our generation not being confined to a box, a definition or a label. Some of us play ball, and some of us write poems. Etan Thomas has mastered the art of both.
Comments (7)

Mullador
This is an excellent read as the poems reach deep down into your soul.
Longitude Temporary
This book is truly amazing! I happened to see this book mentioned in Sports Illustrated and decided to take a chance on reading what Etan had to say. I was so impressed that I plan on buying several copies and giving them out to friends and family. I think it should be required reading! Its an eye opener & then some!! Etan is no gimmick! He raises your level of conscious awareness, he educates & feeds food to your mind as well. I am very proud to have this book, I can't begin to tell you how inspired this book makes me feel. Etan clearly has tremendous talent outside of his basketball abilities. His poems are thought provoking and readily hits home with our society and current affairs. He is on point with so many issues, I wish more athletes took a stand like Etan does. I am very proud of the messages that are in his poems. He has unlimited potential as a poet, please read this book, he truly is more than an athlete. All I can say is give me more!! I will be watching & following this man's career. He is destined for a higher calling. It needs to be said, Thank You Etan!!
Kazijora
I was totally shocked to see him speak at the anti-war protest in DC over the weekend - and totally amazed at what he had to say. Look for a transcript of it, it is a great piece (it's currently posted at AlterNet). Definitely going to check his book out. Bush should be impeached and CONVICTED for CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.
Dalarin
Etan Thomas is certainly More Than an Athlete. I ordered this book because I am a basketball fan and was curious about what this quiet aggressive Wizard center would write about. I was so impressed with this articulate young man whose poetry speaks to the heart. He writes about many issues that plague our country from domestic violence to the war in Iraq. I especially enjoyed the DVD that is included, which contains several of my favorite poems read by Thomas with music. I think this book would be a great "text" for high school English and History classes.
Uthergo
This book is so awesome!!! If you are one of those people who are afraid of hearing the truth, then you probably won't like it. However, if you enjoy poetry that truthfully discusses the real issues of the world today, then this is the book for you! The Wizards forward/center discusses everything from abuse, the war, and abortion, to the death penalty, bullying, and religion. But then there are also some very heartfelt poems such as "My Heritage" (with guest poet/actor Julian Thomas) that talks about his West Indian roots. You will not be disappointed by this collection. It is something that teens and adults will be discussing for years to come.
caif
More Than An Athlete is a beautiful collection of poetry, and the scored cd is amazing. This is what poetry and music should sound like. Hope to see it win a Spoken Word Grammy! Congratulations to Etan Thomas for not being afraid to be a poet, and an NBA athlete. The murder that murder produced is very powerful and so is "The Field Trip," and Toys R Us Kid." If you love poetry and politics, buy this collection!
Zieryn
The Big "E" plays the game with fierce determination. His free throw shooting is still problematic but he has developed some effective low-post moves. It's taken him quite a while to round into form after his abdominal injury but his shot-blocking and rebounding should be an important factor come playoff time.

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