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Mending the world : stories of family by contemporary Black writers

Author: Rosemarie Robotham
Publisher: New York : BasicCivitas Books, ©2003.
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A celebration of modern black family life, featuring fiction, memoir, and poetry, by African American authors both new and renowned.
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Genre/Form: Anthologie
Geschichte 1980-2002
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemarie Robotham
ISBN: 0465070620 9780465070626
OCLC Number: 51244666
Description: xxiii, 290 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: Great expectations / Maya Angelou --
Foreword: Reflections on family / Pearl Cleage --
Introduction: Making up the truth / Rosemarie Robotham --
First light. Rachel / Tina McElroy Ansa ; The circling hand / Jamaica Kincaid ; The driving lesson / Gerald Early ; Holy Cross Hospital / Toi Derricotte ; Bright Thursdays / Olive Senior ; The myth of music / Rachel M. Harper --
Myth making. Ocean / Shay Youngblood ; The book of the dead / Edwidge Danticat ; Show business / Martha Southgate ; A son in shadow / Fred D'Aguiar ; On earth / Jacqueline Woodson ; Three sonnets for Mister Kent / Kendel Hippolyte --
The shifting self. The drill / Breena Clarke ; Dear Aunt Nanadine / Alexis De Veaux ; Who shot Johnny? / Debra Dickerson ; Going home / Janus Adams ; My daughter, once removed / William Jelani Cobb ; The feather / April Reynolds --
A taste of Eden. Sleeper's wake / Paule Marshall ; Aunt Delia / Valerie Wilson Wesley ; Uncle Raymond / Nelson Eubanks ; Brothers and sisters around the world / Andrea Lee ; China / Charles Johnson ; Will & testament / Malaika Adero --
Mending the world. Momma / Paulette Childress White ; Daddy / James McBride ; Counting breaths / Rosemarie Robotham ; The two of us / Alice Walker ; The good daughter / Rebecca Walker ; The box. / Diane McKinney-Whetstone --
Permissions --
Bibliography --
Biographical notes.
Responsibility: edited by Rosemarie Robotham.
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A celebration of modern black family life, featuring fiction, memoir, and poetry, by African American authors both new and renowned.

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