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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A cousin from Goldsboro lived in the building and had arranged everything. For
the next thirty-four years she lived in North Philadelphia. From 1948 on, she lived
with Absalom, on Whither Street, not more than three miles from where she had ...
He was Kamau Akil, citizen of the Republic of New Africa, a warrior in the
defense of black people; he could quote Malcolm X and take down an AR-15 rifle
, but he lived his daily life in a different world, light-years away from his childhood
in the ...
On the off chance that he had returned to his hometown and still lived there, I
called the Information operator in that town. Yes, there was a J.R. Small listed. I
dialed the number. The voice on the other end of the line was gruff and cautious,
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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