Synopses & Reviews
A striking collection of works from authors both established and emerging, this is the first original anthology of African-American writing in over a decade. Featured contributors include: J. California Cooper, Marita Golden, Gloria Naylor, Darryl Pinckney, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Ishmael Reed, Terry McMillan, and many others.
Edited by the critically acclaimed Terry McMillan, the award-winning author of five previous novels and recipient of the Essence Award for Excellence in Literature, this is a striking collection of works from contemporary African-American authors, both established and emerging.
This is the first original anthology of African-American writing in over a decade. Featuring works by over fifty African-American writers and a preface by John Edgar Wideman, this amazing anthology showcases some of our best contemporary writers, including: Terry McMillan, Clarence Major, Wanda Coleman, Ntozake Shange, John A. Wiliams, Barbara Summers, Ishmael Reed, and Al Young.
About the Author
Terry McMillan is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of five previous novels and recipient of the Essence Award for Excellence in Literature.
Table of Contents
Sarah -- Looking for home -- My man Bovanne --Mondongo -- Spilled salt -- My soul is a witness --Johnnieruth -- Chaneysville incident -- I was here but I disappeared -- Wild seed -- Muz and the sphere of memory -- Emma -- Lonnie's cousin -- Life you live (may not be your own) -- Upward bound -- Stars in my pocket like grains of sand -- Love story black -- Boy with beer -- Vibraphone -- In the shadow of the peacock --Platitudes -- Suder -- De Mojo blues -- I heard the doctor speak -- Tomorrow -- In my father's house -- Woman's place -- Vampire who drinks gospel music -- Snapshots of grace -- Surviving Christmas --Treemont stone -- China -- Eva's man -- Homesick blues -- Visitation of spirits -- Lush life -- Sister Detroit -- From Djbot Baghostus's run -- Ma'dear --Loaf of bread -- Such was the season -- Praisesong for the widow -- Upper room -- Mama day -- Family matters -- Sweet evening breeze -- Hoodoo -- Terrible threes --Before echo -- Betsey Brown -- Feast of fools --Social work -- Judgement -- Abortion -- Fever --Sissie -- Seducton by light.