Die Nigger Die!

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Die Nigger Die!
Author H. Rap Brown
Country United States
Language English
Genre Autobiography
Publisher Dial Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages 145 pp (first edition, hardback)[1]
ISBN ISBN 978-1-55652-452-3 (reprint edition, hardback)

Die Nigger Die! is a 1969 political autobiography by the American political activist H. Rap Brown (now known as Jamil Abdullah al-Amin). The book was first released in the United States in 1969 (by Dial Press) and then in the United Kingdom in 1970 (by Allison & Busby).[2] Brown describes his experiences as a young black civil rights activist and how they shaped his opinions of white America. He expresses his opinions on what he believes black Americans need to do to break free from white oppression. As a Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and from 1968 a member of the Black Panther Party, he was heavily involved with organizations that espoused a Black Power ideology.

The American Muslim said that the central premise of Brown's story could be encapsulated by this quote from the book;

"I lived near Louisiana State University, and I could see this big fine school with modern buildings and it was for whites. Then there was Southern University, which was about to fall in and that was for the niggers. And when I compared the two, the message that the white man was trying to get across was obvious...Die Nigger Die."[3]

After Brown's conviction for murder in March 2002,[4] the book was reprinted by Lawrence Hill Press with a foreword by Ekwueme Michael Thelwell.


  1. ^ Stevens, Shane (15 June 1969). "Die Nigger Die!; By H. Rap Brown". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  2. ^ "search". WorldCat. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Al-Amin, Imam Jamil Abdullah (H. Rap Brown)". The American Muslim. 20 October 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Black Panther convicted of murder". CNN. 9 March 2002. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 

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