Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America
Herb Boyd, Robert L. Allen
One World, 1996 - Literary Collections - 922 pages
"[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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He would then walk the floor, and seek to justify Covey by saying he expected I
deserved it. He asked me what I wanted. I told him, to let me get a new home; that
as sure as I lived with Mr. Covey again, I should live with but to die with him; that ...
Sandy had a free wife who lived about four miles from Mr. Covey's; and it being
Saturday, he was on his way to see her. I told him my circumstances, and he very
kindly invited me to go home with him. I went home with him, and talked this ...
This kick fairly sickened Hughes, so that he left me in the hands of Mr. Covey.
This kick had the effect of not only weakening Hughes, but Covey also. When he
saw Hughes bending over with pain, his courage quailed. He asked me if I meant
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The editors' attempt to gather essays, poems, and segments of larger works as well as short stories covering every aspect of the black man in America--past, present, and future--explains this book's ... Read full review