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Gospel choirs : psalms of survival for an alien land called home

Author: Derrick Bell
Publisher: New York, NY : BasicBooks, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Through parables and essays, Derrick Bell offers an eloquent work of social commentary on the permanence of racism."Gospel," says Derrick Bell, "and particularly the gospel choir at its best, echoes the tempos of the soul searching for God's peace in the midst of a hostile world."Just like the songs of a gospel choir, the pieces in this book give voice to the hardships faced by African Americans. Through allegorical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Allegories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bell, Derrick A.
Gospel choirs.
New York, NY : BasicBooks, ©1996
(OCoLC)604301867
Online version:
Bell, Derrick A.
Gospel choirs.
New York, NY : BasicBooks, ©1996
(OCoLC)609006413
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derrick Bell
ISBN: 0465024122 9780465024124 9780465024131 0465024130
OCLC Number: 34285146
Awards: American Book Award, 1997
Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award, 1997.
Description: 228 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Redemption deferred: back to the space traders --
Trying to teach the white folks --
Living with the specter of Calhoun --
Staying 'no ways tired' --
The freedom of employment act --
Shadow song --
The mentality of race --
Nigger free --
Racial royalties --
Women to the rescue --
The electric slide protest --
Equality's child --
The entitlement --
The gospel light.
Responsibility: Derrick Bell.
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The bestsellng author of Faces at the Bottom of the Well offers a new collection of parables and essays to shed light on one of the most perplexing issues of our day--racism. A unique blend of  Read more...

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