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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knew that in the Catholic schools they were tough, and you would learn
something. earl, jr. — Speaking of learning something, one of the major problems
that still affects African-Americans is lack of health care and information. Now with
So I think you were lucky that the stuff did make me sick. earl, jr. — We've got
another problem. Too many black kids are having kids, years ago that wasn't true.
. . . earl, sr. — It was a little different. If a girl got pregnant and she wasn 't married
the odyssey of black men in America Herb Boyd, Robert L. Allen. earl, sr. — Wat's
what happened to James [his brother]. He didn't stay married hardly anytime to
the woman he got pregnant. I don't know, maybe they weren't right for each other
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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