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Children of the night : the best short stories by Black writers, 1967 to the present

Author: Gloria Naylor
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Thirty-seven stories on the black experience. They range from Ralph Ellison's Backwacking, A Plea to the Senator, which is a satire on racism, to Sherley Anne William's Meditation on History, the story of a slave uprising, to Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson, on a poor girl's visit to a toy shop for the rich.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gloria Naylor
ISBN: 0316599263 9780316599269 0316599239 9780316599238
OCLC Number: 32429812
Description: xx, 569 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The tale of Gorgik / Samuel Delaney --
Meditations on history / Sherley Anne Williams --
Damballah / John Edgar Wideman --
Louisiana: 1850 / Jewelle Gomez --
Remember him a outlaw / Alexis DeVeaux --
Mother / Andrea Lee --
Long distances / Jewell Parker Rhodes --
After dreaming of President Johnson / Howard Gordon --
Neighbors / Diane Oliver --
The witness / Ann Petry --
Steady going up / Maya Angelou --
The lesson / Toni Cade Bambara --
Kiswana Browne / Gloria Naylor --
Second-hand man / Rita Dove --
Crusader Rabbit / Jess Mowry --
Silences / Helen Elaine Lee --
Proper library / Carolyn Ferrell --
Diary of an African nun / Alice Walker --
In a house of wooden monkeys / Shay Youngblood --
Young Reverend Zelma Lee Moses / Joyce Carol Thomas --
Tell me how long the train's been gone / James Baldwin --
By the way of morning fire / Michael Weaver --
China / Charles Johnson --
Blackness / Jamaica Kincaid --
Lost in the city / Edward P. Jones --
Run, mourner, run / Randall Kenan --
Blues for Little Prez / Sam Greenlee --
Ma'Dear / Terry McMillan --
Transaction / Kelvin Christopher James --
A loaf of bread / James Alan McPherson --
Backwacking, a plea to the senator / Ralph Ellison --
The woman who would eat flowers / Colleen McElroy --
And love them? / Thomas Glave --
An area in the cerebral hemisphere / Clarence Major --
Oh she gotta head fulla hair / Ntozake Shange --
That place / Carolivia Herron --
New York day women / Edwidge Danticat.
Responsibility: edited by Gloria Naylor.

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Thirty-seven stories on the black experience. They range from Ralph Ellison's Backwacking, A Plea to the Senator, which is a satire on racism, to Sherley Anne William's Meditation on History, the story of a slave uprising, to Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson, on a poor girl's visit to a toy shop for the rich.

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