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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Or at recess time, I'd start a fight with somebody to draw a crowd. I always liked
drawing crowds. When I started fighting serious, I found out that grown people,
the fight fans, acted just like those school kids. Almost from my first fights, I'd ...
Before the fight, some people got it to me that he was walking around and around
in the Alexandria Hotel in Los Angeles, saying over and over, "He's not going to
get me in no four, he's not going to get me in no four" — and the next thing he ...
If all of them had had their way, I wouldn't have been allowed in the ring. playboy:
Had you worked out a fight plan by this time? clay: I figured out my strategy and
announced it months before the fight: "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee," is ...
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Brotherman: the odyssey of black men in AmericaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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