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Acclaimed artist Ntozake Shange offers this delightfully eclectic tribute to black cuisine as a food of life that reflects the spirit and history of a people. With recipes such as "Cousin Eddie's Shark with Breadfruit" and "Collard Greens to Bring You Money," Shange instructs us in the nuances of a cuisine born on the slave ships of the Middle Passage, spiced by the jazz of Duke Ellington, and shared by all members of the African Diaspora. Rich with personal memories and historical insight, If I Can Cook/You Know God Can is a vivid story of the migration of a people, and the cuisine that marks their living legacy and celebration of taste.

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A tongue-teasing, thought-provoking celebration of Africa culture in the Americas through food, written by the bestselling author of "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf".

Synopsis:

Ntozake Shange offers this personal culinary memoir, with dashes of literature and pinches of music, in her rousing tribute to black cuisine as a food of life that reflects the spirit and history of a people. With recipes such as "Collard Greens to Bring You Money," Shange introduces us to 'Afro-Atlantic foodways:' a cuisine born on the slave ships of the Middle Passage, and shared by all members of the African Diaspora. If I Can Cook/You Know God Can is a vivid story of the migration of a people that opens our hearts and minds to what it means for "black folks in the Western Hemisphere to be full."

About the Author

Award-winning playwright, novelist, and poet Ntozake Shange is author of Liliane; Sassafrass, Cypress, and Indigo; and for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, among other works. She is associate professor of English at Prairie View A & M University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807072417
Other:
Shange, Ntozake
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Editor:
Shange, Ntzoake
Author:
Shange, Ntzoake
Author:
Shange, Ntozake
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Afro-american studies
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - African American
Subject:
African American cookery
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Cooking and Food-US Ethnic
Subject:
People of Color
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Bluestreak
Series Volume:
368/March 2001
Publication Date:
January 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.89x5.72x.40 in. .34 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A tongue-teasing, thought-provoking celebration of Africa culture in the Americas through food, written by the bestselling author of "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf".
"Synopsis" by , Ntozake Shange offers this personal culinary memoir, with dashes of literature and pinches of music, in her rousing tribute to black cuisine as a food of life that reflects the spirit and history of a people. With recipes such as "Collard Greens to Bring You Money," Shange introduces us to 'Afro-Atlantic foodways:' a cuisine born on the slave ships of the Middle Passage, and shared by all members of the African Diaspora. If I Can Cook/You Know God Can is a vivid story of the migration of a people that opens our hearts and minds to what it means for "black folks in the Western Hemisphere to be full."
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