Sudan Rajuli Samia (Fresno: Al Kitab Sudan
Black Dialectics (Fresno: Al Kitab Sudan, 1967)
Fly To Allah: Poems (Fresno: Al Kitab Sudan, 1969)
Son of Man: Proverbs (Fresno: Al Kitab Sudan,
Black Man Listen: Poems and Proverbs (Detroit:
Broadside Press, 1969)
Woman-Man's Best Friend (San Francisco: Al Kitab
Selected Poems (San Francisco: Al Kitab Sudan,
Confession of A Wife Beater and Other Poems
(Fresno: Al Kitab Sudan, 1981)
Liberation Poems for North American Africans (Fresno:
Al Kitab Sudan, 1982)
Love and War: Poems ( Castro Valley: Black Bird Press,
Somethin Proper: Autobiography (Castro Valley:
Black Bird Press, 1998)
In The Crazy House Called America: Essays (Castro
Valley: Black Bird Press, 2002)
Wish I Could Tell You The Truth: Essays (Cherokee:
Black Bird Press, 2005)
Land of My Daughters: Poems (Cherokee: Black Bird
Works In Progress
It Don't Matter: Essays (Cherokee: Black Bird Press, 2006)
You Don't Know Me and Other Poems (Cherokee: Black Bird Press,
In Sha Allah, A History of Black Muslims in the San Francisco
Bay Area, 1954-2004 (Cherokee: Black Bird Press, 2006).
Seven Years in the House of Elijah, A Woman's Search for Love
and Spirituality by Nisa Islam as told to Marvin X, 2006.
Play Scripts and/or Productions
Flowers for the Trashman, San Francisco: San
Francisco State University Drama Department, 1965.
Flowers for the Trashman, San Francisco: Black
Arts West/Theatre, 1966.
Take Care of Business, musical version of Flowers
with music by Sun Ra, choreography by Raymond Sawyer and
Ellendar Barnes: Your Black Educational Theatre, San Francisco,
Come Next Summer, San Francisco: Black Arts/West,
The Trial, New York, Afro-American Studio for
Acting and Speech, 1970.
Resurrection of the Dead, San Francisco,
choreography by Raymond Sawyer, music by Juju and Sun Ra, Your
Black Educational Theatre, 1972.
Woman-Man's Best Friend, musical, Oakland, Mills
How I Met Isa, Masters thesis, San Francisco State
In The Name of Love, Oakland, Laney College
One Day In The Life, Oakland, Alice Arts Theatre,
One Day In The Life, Brooklyn, NY, Sistah's Place,
One Day In The Life, Manhattan, Brecht Forum,
One Day In The Life, Newark, NJ, Kimako's Blues,
One Day In The Life, Oakland, Uhuru House, 1998.
One Day In The Life, San Francisco, Bannam Place
Theatre, North Beach, 1998.
One Day In The Lifee, San Francisco, Lorraine
Hansberry Theatre, 1999.
One Day In the Life, Marin City, Marin City Rec
One Day In the Life, Richmond, Unity Church, 2000.
One Day In the Life, San Jose, San Jose State
One Day In the Life, Berkeley, Berkeley Repertory
One Day In the Life, Sacramento, New Colonial
Sergeant Santa, San
Francisco, Recovery Theatre script, 2002.
Delicate Child, a short story, Oakland, Merritt
College Student Magazine contest winner, 1963.
Delicate Child, a short story, Oakland, SoulBook
Flowers for the Trashman: A One Act Drama, San
Francisco, Black Dialogue Magazine, 1965.
Flowers for the Trashman, Black Fire, An Anthology of
Afro-American Writing, edited by Amiri Baraka and Larry
Neal, (New York: Morrow, 1968).
Take Care of Business: A One Act Drama, aka Flowers,
(New York: The Drama Review, NYU,1968)
The Black Bird (Al Tair Aswad): A One-Act Play, New Plays from
the Black Theatre, edited by Ed Bullins with introduction
(interview of Ed Bullins) by Marivn X, (New York: Bantam, 1969)
"Islam and Black Art: An Interview with Amiri Baraka"
and foreword by Askia Muhammad Toure, afterword by
Marivn X, in Black Arts: An Anthology of Black Creations,
edited by Ahmed Alhamisi and Haroun Kofi Wangara (Harold G.
Lawrence) (Detroit: Black Arts Publications, 1969).
"Everything's Cool: An Interview with Amiri Barka,
aka, LeRoi Jones", Black Theatre Magazine,
New Lafayette Theatre, Harlem, NY, 1968.
Resurrection of the Dead, a ritual/myth dance drama,
Black Theatre Magazine, New Lafayette Theatre, Harlem,
Manifesto of the Black Educational Theatre of San
Francisco, Black Theatre, 1972.
The Black Bird, A Parable by Marvin X, illustrated
by Karen Johnson ( San Francisco: Al Kitab Sudan and Julian
Richardson and Associates Publishers, 1972).
"Black Justice Must Be Done," Vietnam and Black
America: An Anthology of Protest and Resistance, edited
by Clyde Taylor (Garden City: Double-day/Anchor, 1973)
"Palestine," a poem, Black Scholar
Journal of Black Poetry, guest editor, 1968.
"The Meaning of African Liberation Day," by
Dr. Walter Rodney, a speech in San Francisco, transcribed and
edited by Marvin X, Journal of Black Poetry, 1972.
Muhammad Speaks, foreign editor, 1970. (Note: a
few months later, Marvin X was selected to be editor of Muhammad
Speaks until it was decided he was too militant. Askia
Muhammad (Charles 37X) was selected instead.)
A Conversation with Prime Minister Forbes Burnham of
Guyana, Black Scholar, 1973.
VIDEOGRAPHY OF EVENTS/PRODUCTIONS
Proceedings of the Melvin Black Human Rights Conference,
Oakland, 1979, produced by Marvin X, featuring Angela
Davis, Minister Farakhan, Eldridge Cleaver, Paul Cobb, Dezzie
Woods-Jones, Jo Nina-Abran, Mansha Nitoto, Khalid Abdullah Tarik
Al Mansur, Dr. Yusef Bey, Dr. Oba T-Shaka, and Marvin X.
Proceedings of the First Black Men's Conference, Oakland,
1980, John Douimbia, founder, Marvin X, chief planner,
Dr. Nathan Hare, Dr. Wade Nobles, Dr. Yusef Bey, Dr. Oba
T'Shaka,Norman Brown, Kermit Scott, Minister Ronald Muhammad,
Louis Freeman, Michael Lange, Betty King, Dezzie
Woods-Jones, et al.
Forum on Drugs, Art and Revolution, Sista's Place, Brooklyn,
New York, 1997, featuring Amiri and Amina Baraka, Sonia
Sanchez, Sam Anderson, Elombe Brath and Marvin X.
Eldridge Cleaver Memorial Service, produced by Marvin X,
Oakland, 1998, participants included Kathleen and Joju
Cleaver, Emory Douglas, Dr. Yusef Bey, Minister Keith Muhammad,
Imam Al Amin, Dr. Nathan Hare, Tarika Lewis, Richard Aoki,
Reginald Major, Majidah Rahman and Marvin X.
One Day in the Life, a docudrama of addiction and recovery,
filmed by Ptah Allah-El, produced, written, directed and staring
Marvin X, edited by Marvin X, San Francisco: Recovery Theatre,
Marvin X Interviews Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black
Panther Party, former actor in Marvin X's Black Theatre:
Berkeley, La Pena Cultural Center, 1999.
"Abstract for An Elders Council," lecture/discussion,
Tupac Amaru Shakur One Nation Conference, Oakland: McClymonds
High School, 1999.
Marvin X at Dead Prez Concert, San Francisco,
Kings and Queens of Black Consciousness, produced
by Marvin X at San Francisco State University, 2001, featuring
Dr. Cornel West, Amiri Baraka, Amina Baraka, Dr. Julia Hare, Dr.
Nathan Hare, Rev. Cecil Williams, Destiny, Phavia, Tarika
Lewis, Askia Toure, Kalamu Ya Salaam, Rudi Wongozi, Ishmael
Reed, Dr. Theophile Obenga, Marvin X, et al.
Live In Philly At Warm Daddies, a reading
accompanied by Elliot Bey, Marshall Allen, Danny Thompson,
Ancestor Goldsky, Rufus Harley, Alexander El, 2002.
Marvin X Live in Detroit, a documentary by Abu Ibn, 2002.
In the Crazy House Called America, concert with Marvin X
and Destiny, San Francisco: Buriel Clay Theatre, 2003.
Marvin X in Concert (accompanied by harpist
Destiny, violinist Tarika Lewis and percussionists Tacuma and
Kele Nitoto, dancer Raynetta Rayzetta), Amiri and Amina Baraka,
filmed by Kwame and Joe, Berkeley: Black Repertory Group
Marvin X Speaks at the Third Eye Conference, Dallas,
Marvin X and the Last Poets, San Francisco:
Recovery Theatre, 2004.
Proceedings of the San Francisco Black Radical Book Fair,
produced by Marvin X, filmed by Mindseed Productions, San
Francisco, Recovery Theatre, 2004, participants include: Sonia
Sanchez, Davey D, Amiri Baraka, Sam Hamod, Fillmore Slim, Askia
Toure, Akhbar Muhammad, Sam Anderson, Al Young, Devorah Major,
Opal Palmer Adisa, Tarika Lewis, Amina Baraka, Julia and Nathan
Hare, Charlie Walker, Jamie Walker, Reginald Lockett, Everett
Hoagland, Sam Greenlee, Ayodelle Nzinga, Suzzette Celeste,
Tarika Lewis, Raynetta Rayzetta, Deborah Day, James Robinson,
Ptah Allah-El, Kalamu Ya Salaam, Marvin X, et al. (Note: let me
please acknowledge some of the historic personages in the
audience: Gansta Alonzao Batin (mentor of the Bay Area BAM, made
his transition shortly after the conference), Willie Williams of
Broadside Press, Detroit, Gansta Brown, Gansta Mikey Moore (now
Rev.), Arthur Sheridan, founder of Black Dialogue magazine, also
co-founders Aubrey and Gerald LaBrie, Reginald Major, author of
Panther Is A Black Cat. Thank you all for making this event
historic, ed. MX)
Get Yo Mind Right, Marvin X Barbershop Talk, #4, a
documentary film by Pam Pam and Marvin X, Oakland: 2005.
Marvin X Live in the Fillmore at Rass'elas Jazz Club, A
Nisa Islam production, filmed by Ken Johnson, San Francisco,
Marvin X in the Malcolm X Room, McClymonds High
School, accompanied by Tacuma (dijembe and percussion,
dancer/choreographer Raynetta Rayzetta, actor Salat
Townsend, filmed by Eddie Abrams, Oakland, 2005.
In Sha Allah, interview with Nisa Islam,
In Sha Allah, interview with Nadar Ali,
In Sha Allah, interview with Manuel Rashid,
In Sha Allah, interview with John Douimbia, Grand
Ayatollah of the Bay, San Francisco, 2004.
In Sha Allah, interview with Minister Rabb Muhammad,
In Sha Allah, interview with Antar Bey, CEO, Your
Black Muslim Bakery, Oakland, 2004.
In Sha Allah, interview with Norman Brown,
Oakland, Oakland, 2004.
In Sha Allah, interview with Kareem Muhammad
(Brother Edward), Oakland, 2004.
Love and War, poems, Oakland, 1995.
One Day In The Life, docudrama, Oakland, 1999.
Jesus and Liquor Stores, Marvin X and Askari X,
Wake Up, Detroit, Marvin X interviewed by Lawrence X,
Wish I, interview with Pam Pam, San Francisco, KPOO
Wish I, interview with Terry Collins, San
Francisco, KPOO Radio, 2005.
Marvin X and the Black Arts Movement, interview with
Professor James Smethurst of UMASS, Oakland, 2003.