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Ceremonies : prose and poetry

Author: Essex Hemphill
Publisher: New York : Plume, [1992] ©1992
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ceremonies offers provocative commentary on highly charged topics such as Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs of African-American men, feminism among men, and AIDS in the black community.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Anthologies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hemphill, Essex.
Ceremonies.
New York : Plume, ©1992
(OCoLC)755056472
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Essex Hemphill
ISBN: 0452268176 9780452268173
OCLC Number: 25164700
Awards: Gay and Lesbian Book Award (American Library Association), 1993
Description: ix, 177 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: American hero --
Heavy breathing --
Visiting hours --
Civil servant --
Voices --
For my own protection. When my brother fell --
Fixin' things --
Does your mama know about me? --
Miss Emily's grandson won't hush his mouth --
Commitments --
If Freud had been a neurotic colored woman : reading Dr. Frances Cress Welsing --
Loyalty. Rights and permissions --
Object lessons --
Invitations all around --
The occupied territories --
Without comment --
Song for Rapunzel --
The tomb of sorrow. --
So many dreams --
Ceremonies. Family jewels --
If I simply wanted status, I'd wear Calvin Klein --
To be real --
Soft targets --
Cordon negro --
In an afternoon light --
Black machismo --
To some supposed brothers --
Gardenias --
I want to talk about you. selections from Earth life. Pressing flats --
If his name were Mandingo --
Black beans --
Homocide --
Better days. selections from Conditions. Le salon --
Under certain circumstances --
Where seed falls --
O tell me, Brutus --
Now we think --
Balloons --
Isn't it funny --
The edge --
Between pathos and seduction --
Heavy corners --
Equus --
Romance is intrigue --
American wedding --
In the life.
Responsibility: Essex Hemphill.

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Ceremonies offers provocative commentary on highly charged topics such as Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs of African-American men, feminism among men, and AIDS in the black community.

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