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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This was Sunday morning. I immediately started for home; and upon entering the
yard gate, out came Mr. Covey on his way to meeting. He spoke to me very kindly
, bade me drive the pigs from a lot near by, and passed on toward the church.
This particular morning he was supposed to be showing her this big batch of Life
Everlasting that he had seen when cutting through the woods the other day. He
had told her about it because he knew she was always on the lookout for Life ...
They waited up until about four in the morning, and then they undressed without
words in the dark. Rita began to cry the moment her head hit the pillow, for she
was afraid to see the sun come up and find that a new day had arrived without ...
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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