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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Always the crime is "rape" but everybody, especially the white women, rich or "
poor trash " knows better. I do not propose to evaluate the singular, long-range
effects of the beating my grandmother gave me as a result of associating with a
black women are hell to get along with! The fact that this may be said about all
American women does little to alter the black man's depreciatory concept of
Negro females. How can it? For the myth of white womanhood has soaked into
The chief victims of rape are not white women, but Black women. The U.S.
Department of Justice's 1979 study of the crime of forcible rape established that
overall most Black women are nearly twice as likely to be rape victims than are
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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