"Soul on Islam" is the first book by the son of Eldridge Cleaver, best-selling
author of "Soul on Ice."
The book is an informative memoir sketching Cleaver's life with his parents,
activists in America's civil rights movement. It includes details of their life
in France, America and Algeria, where he was born. The book continues to unfold
and gives the reader a very moving description of when the author discovered
and embraced Islam twelve years ago.
For the past decade, Cleaver has traveled amongst Muslims in countries within
Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. He shares stories and scenes of his
experiences while living in Sudan and in Qatar.
"I am a child of what America is and how she came to be. I come from a story
that starts with the Africans who arrived on American shores some 400 years
ago." So begins this heartwarming and non apologetic book by Mr. Cleaver.
"My father was a soldier, a fighter and a writer. He used to run with the Black
Panther Party troops across the battle lines of America's ghettos in the
turbulent 1960's. Those were the days when some of the young Black men went
from being hunted by the police to being hunters of bad policemen who liked to
see African-American blood. My father and my mother were part of the leadership
of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver. His
voice was heard by many. His was "Soul on Ice" and mine is "Soul on Islam."