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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SPIKE LEE with RALPH WILEY By Any Means Necessary: The Trials and
Tribulations of the Making of Malcolm X It's big. I mean Big. You understand big.
Well that's what I see. You gotta have the vision first. You gotta have it, you gotta
So it wasn't a question of school loyalty or fellow alumni or knowing I would do a
movie about Malcolm X one day. At the time, it was a question of being drawn to
his intelligence. So I put King's and Malcolm's respective quotes at the end of Do
They said the name, they thought "Malcolm X, oh shit," and they thought violence
or nigger or radical or whatever they thought. It doesn't matter. That quote, if you
read it thoroughly, it was all about self-defense and that's a lot different from ...
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Brotherman: the odyssey of black men in AmericaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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