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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The blood was yet oozing from the wound on my head. For a time I thought I
should bleed to death; and think now that I should have done so, but that the
blood so matted my hair as to stop the wound. After lying there about three
quarters of an ...
"How I went out to tell the waiting crowd I do not know, for something kept crying
in my ears, 'Blood guilty! Blood guilty!' "The men went away stricken into silence
and awe. The new prisoner attempted neither denial nor plea. When they were ...
When he does — Baby!" "Aint no tellin." "Young Stone aint no quitter an I ken tell
y that. Blood of th old uns in his veins." "Thats right. He'll scrap, sho." "Be gettin
too hot f niggers round this away." "Shut up, nigger. Y dont know what y talkin
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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