Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry

Sisterfire Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry A powerful collection of original and recent stories and poems by some of today s most notable authors including Maya Angelou Terry McMillan Alice Walker and some of literature s newest voices that

  • Title: Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry
  • Author: Charlotte Watson Sherman
  • ISBN: 9780060553517
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A powerful collection of original and recent stories and poems by some of today s most notable authors including Maya Angelou, Terry McMillan, Alice Walker and some of literature s newest voices that speak directly to the lives and concerns of African American women in the nineties Sonia Sanchez, Gloria Naylor, ntozake shange, and J California Cooper join fifty fourA powerful collection of original and recent stories and poems by some of today s most notable authors including Maya Angelou, Terry McMillan, Alice Walker and some of literature s newest voices that speak directly to the lives and concerns of African American women in the nineties Sonia Sanchez, Gloria Naylor, ntozake shange, and J California Cooper join fifty four other women from the African American literary scene to lend their voices to the concerns, frustrations, joys, and experiences of Black women today With courage, anger, and passion they confront the social issues of AIDS, crack, violence, abortion, and sexual abuse They write of the sustaining bonds between women among mothers, daughters, sisterfriends, lovers and of the love of men and the absence of men in their lives It is a celebration of the strength, diversity, and spirit of African American women in the past, present, and into the future.

    One thought on “Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry”

    1. I think this is a very nice read. It really put me in touch with who I am as an African American woman. I identified with some of the issues addressed through the short stories and poetry. I laughed, cried, and celebrated with these women. My favorite piece was "Vanity" by J California Cooper. The story was captivating and told so beautifully. (Now I want to read all her work!!) This anthology also introduced me to the poets Akua Lezli Hope and karsonya e. wise. The is highly recommended reading [...]

    2. Great collection of stories by some of the best authors! I think anyone who has had the opportunity to have read this books will either relate to one or more of the stories or know someone who does.

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