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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The fan of course stopped; every one had his own work to do; and no one could
do the work of the other, and have his own go on at the same time. Mr. Covey
was at the house, about one hundred yards from the treading- yard where we
Dishonor among thieves. A closed circle, crooks stealing from crooks, with the
law necessarily excluded. Except a man was killed. Dukes blew him away when
the man reached for a gun Dukes believed he concealed inside his jacket. Stop.
get bogged down in the kind of isolated approach of what he shouldn't do. Jesus
didn't say, "Now Nicodemus, you must stop lying." He didn't say, "Nicodemus, you
must stop cheating if you are doing that." He didn't say, "Nicodemus, you must ...
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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