The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality in Black Communities
Alyson Books, Jan 1, 2001 - Education - 460 pages
Twenty-eight powerful, provocative essays from academics and writers of all ethnic heritages, genders, and sexuality, including bell hooks, Eric Garber, Seth Clarke Silberman, Gregory Conerly, and Dr. Gloria Wekker-running from 19th-century slave quarters to postapartheid South Africa, from RuPaul to the Wu Tang Clan, from 1920s Harlem to 1995's Million Man March on Washington-provide a clear-eyed societal, cultural, political, and historical view of both the transformation and continued repression of black lesbians and gay men.
A journalist and lecturer living in London, Delroy Constantine-Simms is a sociology graduate of the University of Hull and a psychology graduate of the University of East London. He is the author of "The Role of Black Educators in Educational Research" and (with V. Showunmi) "Teachers of the Future."
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