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These Hands I Know : African-american Writers on Family (02 Edition)

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These Hands I Know offers readers the first-ever intimate view of the inner workings of black family life from the point of view of prose and poetry writers. This collection of seventeen essays includes portraits of fathers, mothers, nieces, brothers, grandparents, husbands, wives, and daughters—in short the full spectrum of absolute humanity in contemporary black families. Here, in letter form, a man speaks to his aunt, the family matriarch. A daughter rejects her father’s ideas of African-American identity. A young woman holds her niece in her hands for the very first time. And a son faces his father as an old man and finally comes to terms with his failings. These Hands I Know seeks to gather a resolutely honest picture of family life, however painful or joyous that truth may be.

"Family life is an insistent vessel traveling the space of our struggles to love and to be loved. . . . Africans and their descendants in America have always been nothing more and nothing less than human. If anything is constant and universal, it is suffering—personal, social, and political. If these essays offer anything, it is the affirmation of humanity."—From the Introduction by Afaa Michael Weaver

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Moving essays on family by African-American poetry and prose writers.

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Newsletter and catalog feature mailed to entire Sarabande database. Brochures and postcards mailed to MFA programs, bookstores, and libraries. Mailings to target African-American Book Clubs, churches, and social organizations.

Synopsis:

These Hands I Know offers readers the first-ever intimate view of the inner workings of black family life from the point of view of prose and poetry writers. This collection of 17 essays includes portraits of fathers, mothers, nieces, brothers, grandparents, husbands, wives, and daughters — in short, the full spectrum of absolute humanity in contemporary black families. Here, in letter form, a man speaks to his aunt, the family matriarch. A daughter rejects her father's ideas of African-American identity. A young woman holds her niece in her hands for the very first time. And a son faces his father as an old man and finally comes to terms with his failings. These Hands I Know seeks to gather a resolutely honest picture of family life, however painful or joyous that truth may be.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781889330723
Editor:
Weaver, Afaa M.
Publisher:
Sarabande Books
Editor:
Weaver, Afaa M.
Author:
Weaver, Afaa Michael
Author:
Weaver, Afaa M.
Location:
Louisville, Ky.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Family
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
African American families
Subject:
African American authors
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
African-American & Black
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 1.
Publication Date:
August 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 BandW illustrations
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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Moving essays on family by African-American poetry and prose writers.
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"Synopsis" by , These Hands I Know offers readers the first-ever intimate view of the inner workings of black family life from the point of view of prose and poetry writers. This collection of 17 essays includes portraits of fathers, mothers, nieces, brothers, grandparents, husbands, wives, and daughters — in short, the full spectrum of absolute humanity in contemporary black families. Here, in letter form, a man speaks to his aunt, the family matriarch. A daughter rejects her father's ideas of African-American identity. A young woman holds her niece in her hands for the very first time. And a son faces his father as an old man and finally comes to terms with his failings. These Hands I Know seeks to gather a resolutely honest picture of family life, however painful or joyous that truth may be.
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