Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual African American Fiction

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Devon Carbado
Cleis Press, Oct 1, 2011 - Literary Collections - 555 pages
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Winner of the 2003 Lambda Literary Award for Fiction Anthology Showcasing the work of literary giants like Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, and writers whom readers may be surprised to learn were "in the life," Black Like Us is the most comprehensive collection of fiction by African American lesbian, gay, and bisexual writers ever published. From the Harlem Renaissance to the Great Migration of the Depression era, from the postwar civil rights, feminist, and gay liberation movements, to the unabashedly complex sexual explorations of the present day, Black Like Us accomplishes a sweeping survey of 20th century literature.

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The editors of this fine paperback original Carbado (law and African American studies, UCLA), Dwight A. McBride (English and African American studies, Northwestern Univ.), and Donald Weise (Gore Vidal ... Read full review

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Devon W. Carbado is the editor of Black Men on Race, Gender, and Sexuality. He lives in Los Angeles. Black Like Us, 2nd Edition "This rich anthology will take your breath away." — The Advocate "Skillfully unfolds the black queer voice." — Out Magazine "This enormously powerful and expansive book covers the eras from 1900 to 2000 in dozens of entries that showcase writers who are household names, and others who aren’t, as America experienced sea changes around gender, race, and sexual orientation." —The Urban News

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