Operation Burning Candle. A Novel

TitleOperation Burning Candle. A Novel
Year for Search1973
AuthorsJackson, Blyden(1910-2000)
Date Published1973
PublisherThird Press
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsAfrican American author, Male author
Annotation

The dystopia of contemporary U.S. race relations gives rise to a successful plot to kill a number of racist Southern politicians while they are at a political convention in Madison Square Garden in New York City. The ending suggests both that the elimination of these politicians will ease the way to racial integration and that it creates greater solidarity among African-Americans.

Author Note

The African American author (1910-2000) was a Professor of English at Southern University in Louisiana and then at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Full Text

1973 Jackson, Blyden (1910-2000). Operation Burning Candle. A Novel. New York: Third Press.

The dystopia of contemporary U.S. race relations gives rise to a successful plot to kill a number of racist Southern politicians while they are at a political convention in Madison Square Garden in New York City. The ending suggests both that the elimination of these politicians will ease the way to racial integration and that it creates greater solidarity among African-Americans. The African-American author was a Professor of English at Southern University in Louisiana and then at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.