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Black Like Us : A Century of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual African American Fiction - Devon W. Carbado

Black Like Us

A Century of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual African American Fiction

Paperback Published: 28th May 2002
ISBN: 9781573441087
Number Of Pages: 600

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Black Like Us chronicles 100 years of the African American lesbian, gay, and bisexual literary tradition. Beginning with the turn-of-the-century writings of Angelina Welde Grimke and Alice Dunbar Nelson, it charts the evolution of black lesbian and gay fiction into the Harlem Renaissance of Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen and the later postwar era, in which works by Audre Lorde and James Baldwin signal the emerging sexual liberation movements. The 40 authors featured also include Alice Walker, E. Lynn Harris, Audre Lorde, April Sinclair, Jewelle Gomez, Thomas Glave, and Jacqueline Woodson.

1900-1950: The Harlem Renaissancep. 1
Nataliep. 28
The Closing Doorp. 39
Blessed Assurancep. 56
from Infants of the Springp. 63
Smoke, Lilies, and Jadep. 73
from One Way to Heavenp. 88
1950-1980: The Protest Erap. 107
from Boy at the Windowp. 136
from Another Countryp. 148
from Rubyp. 164
from Zami: A New Spelling of My Namep. 176
Aye, and Gomorrah...p. 191
from Suzie Qp. 203
Symbolsp. 217
This Is How It Happenedp. 230
Ecce Homop. 236
Women of Summerp. 241
1980-2000: Coming Out Black, Like Usp. 267
In the Lifep. 288
Bird of Paradisep. 301
from The Gilda Storiesp. 307
from Vanishing Roomsp. 318
Dance of the Cranesp. 332
from A Hundred Days from Nowp. 348
from The Color of Treesp. 359
from Coffee Will Make You Blackp. 367
from Captain Swingp. 378
from Invisible Lifep. 385
from Soul Kissp. 393
from The Serpent's Giftp. 401
The Foundations of the Earthp. 411
from From the Notebooks of Melanin Sunp. 429
from Sunday You Learn How to Boxp. 437
from Traitor to the Racep. 448
Whose Song?p. 456
from B-Bay Bluesp. 469
from Walking Through Mirrorsp. 477
from Po Man's Childp. 487
Notesp. 499
Permissionsp. 506
Bibliographyp. 509
About the Editorsp. 543
Indexp. 544
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ISBN: 9781573441087
ISBN-10: 1573441082
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 600
Published: 28th May 2002
Publisher: Cleis Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.84