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Daddy Was A Number Runner

Author : Louise Meriwether
ISBN : 1558614427
Genre : Fiction
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New edition of "a tough, tender, bitter novel of a black girl struggling toward womanhood."
Category: Fiction

Manchild In The Promised Land

Author : Claude Brown
ISBN : 9781451626674
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces the author's experiences as a first-generation African American raised in the Northern ghettos of Harlem in the mid-20th century, an upbringing marked by violence, drugs and devastating urban disadvantages.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

This Child S Gonna Live

Author : Sarah E. Wright
ISBN : 1558613978
Genre : Fiction
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“Sarah Wright's triumph in this novel is a celebration of life over death. It is, in every respect, an impressive achievement.”—The New York Times, 1969 “Often compared to the work of Zora Neale Hurston, the novel was unusual in its exploration of the black experience from a woman's perspective, anticipating fiction by writers like Toni Morrison and Alice Walker.”—The New York Times, 2009 Sarah Wright's searing yet lyrical story of a Southern black woman's life during the Depression—a period seldom accounted for in African-American literature— is as compelling as her protagonist's insistence that "this child's gonna live." In this lost literary masterpiece by a seminal figure in the Black Arts movement, a husband and wife struggle amidst the poverty of Maryland's Eastern Shore during the 1930s. "Saturated in harsh beauty," declares Tillie Olsen, "this book has been and still is for me one of the most important and indispensable books published in my lifetime." Sarah E. Wright, novelist and poet, was a former vice president of the Harlem Writers Guild and coauthor of Give Me a Child. She died at age 80 in New York City.
Category: Fiction

Allegra Maud Goldman

Author : Edith Konecky
ISBN : 1558612815
Genre : Fiction
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"One of those bright, eye-catching things that come in small packages--Allegra Maud Goldman is a charming nudzh. Notice her."--"Kirkus"
Category: Fiction

Up From Zero

Author : Paul Goldberger
ISBN : 9780812967951
Genre : Political Science
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Explores the struggle to rebuild the site at Ground Zero, offering a social, political, cultural, and architectural history of the World Trade Center and the artistic, financial, and emotional challenges of creating a design for the site.
Category: Political Science

The Cambridge Companion To African American Women S Literature

Author : Angelyn Mitchell
ISBN : 9780521858885
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Cambridge Companion to African American Women's Literature covers a period dating back to the eighteenth century. These specially commissioned essays highlight the artistry, complexity and diversity of a literary tradition that ranges from Lucy Terry to Toni Morrison. A wide range of topics are addressed, from the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Arts Movement, and from the performing arts to popular fiction. Together, the essays provide an invaluable guide to a rich, complex tradition of women writers in conversation with each other as they critique American society and influence American letters. Accessible and vibrant, with the needs of undergraduate students in mind, this Companion will be of great interest to anybody who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of this important and vital area of American literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Bamboo Shoots After The Rain

Author : Ann C. Carver
ISBN : 9781558617841
Genre : Fiction
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This remarkable anthology introduces the short fiction of fourteen writers, major figures in the literary movements of three generations, who represent a range of class, ethnic, age, and political perspectives. It is filled with "unexpected gems", writes Scarlet Cheng in Belles Lettres, including Lin Hai-yin's story of a woman suffering under a feudal system that dominated Old China; Chiang Hsiao-yun's optimistic solutions to problems of the elderly in the rapidly changing Taiwan of the 1980; and in between, a dozen richly diverse stories of aristocrats, comrades, wices, concubines, children, mothers, sexuality, rape, female initiation, and the tensions between traditional and modern life. "This is not western feminism with an Asian accent", says Bloomsbury Review, "but a description of one culture's reality... The woman protagonists survive both despite and because of their existence in a changing Taiwan." This book includes biographical headnotes, an introduction that addresses the literary movements represented, and an extensive bibliography.
Category: Fiction

Almost Touching The Skies

Author : Florence Howe
ISBN : 1558612343
Genre : Fiction
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The Feminist Press celebrates its own coming of age with an anthology of distinguished women's writings.
Category: Fiction

The Peacemaker

Author : T. L. Criswell
ISBN : 9781458204998
Genre : Fiction
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A gate slams shut, sending a jolt of reality through seventeen-year-old Jayson Jackson’s entire body. As an officer pats him down, Jayson secretly hopes that tomorrow, when he turns eighteen, his life will finally be his own. But he knows it will not be easy. Two years ago, he accidentally shot his best friend. Once again, Jayson is the victim of stolen opportunities. Now left helpless as he awaits a judge’s decision to either let him walk free or give him a sentence that could land him in a correctional facility for a long time, Jayson reflects on the friendship he once shared with Michael-Stephens all-star athlete, high school scholar, and aspiring singer. On the surface, Michael, also known as Mr. Basketball, appeared to have it all. But no one but Jayson knew that he and Michael shared a powerful kinship created through similar childhood tragedies. Now with the help of his grandmother and his uncle Scott, Jayson must learn to reconcile his past in order to move forward with his future. Set against the sometimes-gritty backdrop of Detroit, this poignant saga reveals an unforgettable message of forgiveness, responsibility, and second chances as a young man struggles to regain his life after a horrible mistake.
Category: Fiction

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