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Scenes of instruction : a memoir

Author: Michael Awkward
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1999.
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Awkward, a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, recalls his childhood in the Philadelphia projects and mixes in literary and cultural criticism.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Awkward, Michael.
Scenes of instruction.
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607433588
Named Person: Michael Awkward
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Awkward
ISBN: 0822324024 9780822324027
OCLC Number: 41035516
Description: xviii, 208 p. : port. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: "Don't Be Like Your Father" --
The Mother's Mark --
"Are You Man Enough?" --
Chocolate City --
"closed in silence" --
The Mother's Breast.
Responsibility: Michael Awkward.

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Presents a memoir of the author, a noted scholar of African American literature. This book offers his coming-of-age as a bookish black male in the projects of 1970s Philadelphia, his relationships  Read more...

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