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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Jesus kicked the ball so hard that it crashed against the far link fence. The
jangling of steel was a kind of music for city children. 'What's goin' on out here?"
Regina was framed for a moment by the gray haze of the screen door. She came
out on ...
Asante, our oldest, a sixteen-year-old junior in high school, was describing a
frustrating class situation she faced that semester. She resigned herself to hard
times. I told her to slug it out. Her problem was with the teacher and not the
You can't ever say that Wilt didn't give his best, or that his best wasn't superlative.
Wilt was one of the great centers to play the game, and the next three years we
had a very fierce competition. In the years since, he has said I played extra hard ...
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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