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 was told by one of the hands. He came to the spot, and, after looking at me
awhile, asked me what was the matter. I told him as well as I could, for I scarce
had strength to speak. He then gave me a savage kick in the side, and told me to
His God had told him, "Walk with Cinder this day." Big Jake was coming too, he
had told LeRoy, "Ah gots ta go." Courtroom A was ready, and its bench seats
were filling up. Quick whispers burst through the hum of restless chatter: "There
They didn't have the experience that I had. When I was younger, I used to go out
for miles of distance into the woods and run the snakes. I told my friend Joe to
pick up the rice and get the chickens. So Joe got the stuff. I told them not ...
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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