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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That Mayflower boat that you hear so much about Thanksgiving Day was a
Christian ship — Amen! Yes, and those many-named floating coffins we came
here in were Christian too. They had turned traitor to the God who set them free
Amen, Daddy Hickman! Abused and without shoes, pounded down and ground
like grains of sand on the shores of the sea . . . . . . Amen! And God — Count it,
Rev. Bliss . . . . . . Left eyeless, earless, noseless, throatless, teethless, tongueless
Amen, Hold it right there, Rev. Bliss . . . ... All stirring in the ground . . . . . . Amen,
stirring, and right there in the midst of all our death and buriedness, the voice of
God spoke down the Word . . . . . . Crying Do! I said, Do! Crying Doooo — These ...
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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