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Black Women Writers Series #0716: Like One of the Family: Conversations from a Domestic's Life

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'Like one of the Family celebrates the image of black women most common to their history and suggests that they are no less dignified for having spent time on their knees. Mildred scrubs And soars.' -From the introduction

Synopsis:

Sixty-two conversations between Mildred, a black domestic, and her friend Marge create a vibrant picture of the life of a black working woman in the New York City of the 1950s.

About the Author

Alice Childress was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and raised an educated in Harlem. She pursued a variety of jobs, including assistant machinist, photo retoucher, saleslady, and insurance agent as she worked relentlessly to gain audiences for her work as a playwright, actress, and novelist. She also did domestic work for a few months; the day she quit she surprised her employer by throwing her keys at her head. The woman later asked her to return to work. This "only work" that Childress could find turned out to be valuable, for it provided her with firsthand experience of the job situation she would later depict in Like One of the Family. Her works include numerous plays including the Obie-Award Winning Trouble in Mind, as well as books for young adults such as A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807009031
Introduction:
Childress, Alice
Author:
Harris, Trudier
Author:
Childress, Alice
Author:
Childress
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Afro-American women
Subject:
Women domestics
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Afro-American women -- Fiction.
Subject:
Women domestics -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Black Women Writers Series
Series Volume:
0716
Publication Date:
September 1986
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.62x5.46x.65 in. .78 lbs.

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