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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I think at that stage in our relationship I was trying to find out something about
myself, trying to find out, actually, if I was more deeply bothered by Linnet's
learning disability than I had ever been willing to admit to myself, by trying to deal
"They're trying, sweetheart. They're trying." Gwen stood up and walked over to
Sonny, dragging Rainy with her. They all stood facing the door, looking over the
neat empty bed, staring into space. KALAMU YA SALAAM WAat Is Life? In 1985 I
But I was trying to find Bird and Dizzy and, although I was liking what I was
seeing, still, it wasn't what I really came to New York to see. The second thing I
looked for was the horse stables. Since my father and grandfather had horses
and since ...
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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