|Name:||Haki R. Madhubuti|
|Birth Day:||February 23, 1942|
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He served in the U.S. Army in the early 1960s and subsequently received an MFA degree from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
In December 1967, Haki R. Madhubuti met with Carolyn Rodgers and Johari Amini in the basement of a South Side Chicago apartment to found Third World Press, an outlet for African-American literature. Forty years later in 2007, the company continued to thrive in a multimillion-dollar facility. Over the years, this press would publish works for Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gwendolyn Brooks, as well as Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Sterling Plumpp and Pearl Cleage.
Madhubuti has also co-edited two volumes of literary works from Gallery 37: releasing The Spirit (1998), and Describe the Moment (2000). His poetry and essays were published in over 30 anthologies from 1997 to 2001. He also wrote Tough Notes: A Healing Call For Creating Exceptional Black Men (2002). Perhaps his most famous work, Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?: The African American Family in Transition, a nonfiction book about African American social issues, was published in 1990 and has sold more than 1,000,000 copies.
Madhubuti's 2005 book, Yellow Black, is an autobiographical novel detailing the first 21 years of his life. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife Safisha (Carol D. Lee), Professor Emerita at Northwestern University.
Haki's slightly fictionalized autobiography, Yellow Black, tells the story of his life from birth until age twenty-one.
Currently, Haki R. Madhubuti is 79 years, 0 months and 7 days old. Haki R. Madhubuti will celebrate 80th birthday on a Wednesday 23rd of February 2022. Below we countdown to Haki R. Madhubuti upcoming birthday.