Brotherman: the odyssey of black men in America
"[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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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After all, community and family are the only refuge allowed African-American
males in U.S. society. The facts today suggest that many African-American males
engage in unprotected sexual activities. This is not the same as blaming all Black
the odyssey of black men in America Herb Boyd, Robert L. Allen ... The
Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) has been formed by a cross section
of America's African-American community, and is patterned after the letter and
spirit of the ...
tribution to the general Movement call and the specific Us call and struggle for an
African [African American] value system. These seven communitarian African
values are: Umoja [Unity]; Kujichagulia [Self-determination]; Ujima [Collective
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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