"[AN] OUTSTANDING COLLECTION...
The powerful opening excerpt by Frederick Douglass evokes his boyhood as a slave, and the collection closes with an eloquent discussion of the race problem today by Cornel West. A distinguished addition to black studies."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The purpose of this extraordinary anthology is made abundantly clear by the editors' stated intention: "to create a living mosaic of essays and stories in which Black men can view themselves, and be viewed without distortion." In this, they have succeeded brilliantly. Brotherman contains more than one hundred and fifty selections, some never before published--from slave narratives, memoirs, social histories, novels, poems, short stories, biographies, autobiographies, position papers, and essays.
Brotherman books us passage to the world that Black men experience as adolescents, lovers, husbands, fathers, workers, warriors, and elders. On this journey they encounter pain, confusion, anger, and love while confronting the life-threatening issues of race, sex, and politics--often as strangers in a strange land. The first collection of its kind, Brotherman gathers together a multitude of voices that add a new, unforgettable chapter to American cultural identity.
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This book introduced me to a wide range of great African-American writers about 25 years ago.
Review: BrothermanUser Review - Stephen Matlock - Goodreads
This really is an amazing collection of essays and short stories which give great insight to a set of men who usually are invisible, or, if seen, are seen only as the unwanted or incapable. There are winners and losers and people who just try to sit out the game. Read full review
The Norton Anthology of African American Literature
Henry Louis Gates,Nellie Y. McKay
No preview available - 1997