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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cranston S. Knight  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: in

-- Cranston S. Knight on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Knight teaches history at Malcom X College and lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Professor Knight is a member of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, The Association for Asian Studies and the Society of Midland Authors. He has taught at Columbia College and Loyola University in Chicago. He also lectures at various colleges and universities throughout the country. As an Afro-Latino poet, his voice is rich in the Latin-Africano culture and tradition.

Published Works

  • Tour of Duty, Vietnam in the Words of Those Who Were There, Samisdat Press, 1986
  • Freedom Song , Samisdat Press, 1988
  • In The Garden of the Beast, Vietnam Cries a Love Song, Third World Press, 1996
  • I, The Hunan Press, 1996
  • On The Borders of Hiroshima, I Heard a Rumor of War, The Hunan Press, 1998
  • La Brigada Spain, Third World Press, 2004

Selected Titles At Your Library

In the garden of the beast :
ISBN: 0883781174. OCLC Number:

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Chronicling the lives of an African American soldier, his Vietnamese lover, and their child, this poetry collection deals painfully and poignantly with the reality of the Vietnam war.

I /
ISBN: 0965176800. OCLC Number:

The Hunan Press,. Chicago :. ©1996.

La Brigada :
ISBN: 0883782405. OCLC Number:

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La Brigada is about the people of color of "La Brigada," the international brigade that fought in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. It is about Spain's impact on these individuals who supported, opposed, and observed the war. It is about those who struggled in a time vortex to save millions in a forgotten war, a forgotten country.--Page ix.


International Poets Who`s Who, 1999. Honored Illinois Author, 1998.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Professor Knight is willing to lecture on a number of current political and historical topics, as well as topics concerning the art of writing poetry and journaling. He is also willing to travel. Contact Information Publisher Hunan Press 5935 N. Magnolia Chicago, Illinois 60660 (312)

334-7039 or (312)