Black like us : a century of lesbian, gay and bisexual African American fiction /

by Carbado, Devon W; McBride, Dwight A; Weise, Donald.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Francisco : Cleis Press, c2002Edition: 1st ed.Description: xx, 555 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1573441082 (trade paper) :.Title notes: $29.95 prolam 7-2003Subject(s): American fiction -- African American authors | African American lesbians -- Fiction | African American gays -- Fiction | African Americans -- Fiction | Gays' writings, American | Bisexuals -- Fiction | Lesbians -- Fiction | Gay men -- Fiction
Contents:
1900-1950: Harlem renaissance: Natalie (1898) / Alice Dunbar-Nelson -- Closing door (1919) / Angelina Weld Grimke -- Blessed assurance (1963) / Langston Hughes -- from Infants of the spring (1932) / Wallace Thurman -- Smoke, lilies, and jade (1925) / Richard Bruce Nugent -- from One way to heaven (1932) / Countee Cullen -- 1950-1980: protest era: from Boy at the window (1951) / Owen Dodson -- from Another country (1962) / James Baldwin -- from Ruby (1976) / Rosa Guy -- from Zami: a new spelling of my name (1982) / Audre Lorde -- Aye, and Gomorrah (1967) / Samuel R. Delany -- from Suzie Q (1978) / Red Jordan Arobateau -- Symbols (1990) / Julie Blackwomon -- This is how it happened (2000) / Alice Walker -- Ecce homo (2000) / Michelle Cliff -- Women of summer (1977) / Cheryl Clarke -- 1980-2000: coming out black, like us: In the life (1987) / Becky Birtha -- Bird of paradise (1992) / Alexis DeVeaux -- from The Gilda stories (1991) / Jewelle Gomez -- from Vanishing rooms (1991) / Melvin Dixon -- Dance of the cranes (1997) / Donna Allegra -- from A hundred days from now (1994) / Steven Corbin -- from The color of trees (1992) / Canaan Parker -- from Coffee will make you black (1994) / April Sinclair -- from Captain swing (1993) / Larry Duplechan -- from Invisible life (1991) / E. Lynn Harris -- from Soul kiss (1997) / Shay Youngblood -- from The serpent's gift (1994) / Helen Elaine Lee -- Foundations of the earth (1992) / Randall Kenan -- from From the notebooks of Melanin Sun (1995) / Jacqueline Woodson -- from Sunday you learn how to box (2000) / Bil Wright -- from Traitor to the race (1995) / Darieck Scott -- Whose song? (2000) / Thomas Glave -- from B-Boy blues (1994) / James Earl Hardy -- from Walking through mirrors (1998) / Brian Keith Jackson -- from Po man's child (1999) / Marci Blackman.
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The definitive and most comprehensive book of 20th century black lesbian and gay writing ever published, this epic anthology features the work of such acclaimed authors as James Baldwin, Alice Walker, Langston Hughes, E. Lynn Harris, Audre Lorde and April Sinclair. Divided into three chronological sections, this book includes author profiles and bibliographies, plus a secondary bibliography of works by poets, playwrights, performers and activists, as well as scholarly essays that set the political/cultural/historical context for black gay literature in the US.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [509]-542) and index.

1900-1950: Harlem renaissance: Natalie (1898) / Alice Dunbar-Nelson -- Closing door (1919) / Angelina Weld Grimke -- Blessed assurance (1963) / Langston Hughes -- from Infants of the spring (1932) / Wallace Thurman -- Smoke, lilies, and jade (1925) / Richard Bruce Nugent -- from One way to heaven (1932) / Countee Cullen -- 1950-1980: protest era: from Boy at the window (1951) / Owen Dodson -- from Another country (1962) / James Baldwin -- from Ruby (1976) / Rosa Guy -- from Zami: a new spelling of my name (1982) / Audre Lorde -- Aye, and Gomorrah (1967) / Samuel R. Delany -- from Suzie Q (1978) / Red Jordan Arobateau -- Symbols (1990) / Julie Blackwomon -- This is how it happened (2000) / Alice Walker -- Ecce homo (2000) / Michelle Cliff -- Women of summer (1977) / Cheryl Clarke -- 1980-2000: coming out black, like us: In the life (1987) / Becky Birtha -- Bird of paradise (1992) / Alexis DeVeaux -- from The Gilda stories (1991) / Jewelle Gomez -- from Vanishing rooms (1991) / Melvin Dixon -- Dance of the cranes (1997) / Donna Allegra -- from A hundred days from now (1994) / Steven Corbin -- from The color of trees (1992) / Canaan Parker -- from Coffee will make you black (1994) / April Sinclair -- from Captain swing (1993) / Larry Duplechan -- from Invisible life (1991) / E. Lynn Harris -- from Soul kiss (1997) / Shay Youngblood -- from The serpent's gift (1994) / Helen Elaine Lee -- Foundations of the earth (1992) / Randall Kenan -- from From the notebooks of Melanin Sun (1995) / Jacqueline Woodson -- from Sunday you learn how to box (2000) / Bil Wright -- from Traitor to the race (1995) / Darieck Scott -- Whose song? (2000) / Thomas Glave -- from B-Boy blues (1994) / James Earl Hardy -- from Walking through mirrors (1998) / Brian Keith Jackson -- from Po man's child (1999) / Marci Blackman.

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Library Journal Review

The editors of this fine paperback original Carbado (law and African American studies, UCLA), Dwight A. McBride (English and African American studies, Northwestern Univ.), and Donald Weise (Gore Vidal: Sexually Speaking) here offer an overview of 100 years of African American queer fiction that affirms rather than negates the interconnections among race, gender, and sexuality. All the usual names are here James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, April Sinclair, Alice Walker, etc. but the editors also do a great service in resurrecting lesser-known writers such as Owen Dodson. Whether the 36 authors are represented by a short story or by excerpts from their novels, the selections as a whole show them to be exemplars of "black queer writing." Additionally, each of the three main sections features a lengthy critical overview of queer writing from the eras covered (the Harlem Renaissance, the postwar period, and contemporary gay life), with brief biographical information preceding each piece. Although the editors make no claims for this being a definitive study, most readers will be pleased with the collection's impressive breadth. Highly recommended for all libraries as a complement to Shawn S. Ruff's Go the Way Your Blood Beats. Anthony J. Adam, A & M Univ. Lib., Prairie View, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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