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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Tennis great Arthur Ashe's last words in Days of Grace suggest that racism is
even more sinister and deadly than the AIDS that eventually claimed his life.
However, Derrick Bell believes that there is a chance for survival against the
scourge of ...
Professor Derrick Bell left the Harvard Law School faculty in the spring of 1990,
on leave until "a woman of color" was granted tenure on the faculty. Two years
later he was still on leave, and his job was revoked. I didn't see his kind of male ...
DERRICK BELL Faces at the Bottom of the WeM Dear Geneva, Beyond the
despair of your final narrative, I am reminded that our forebears — though
betrayed into bondage — survived the slavery in which they were reduced to
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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