Miriam Decosta-Willis EROTIQUE NOIRE

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EROTIQUE NOIRE

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In this glorious, unprecedented anthology, Black writers celebrate Black sensuality. Between Ntozake Shange's "Fore/Play" and John A. Williams's "After Play" arranged into chapters such as "When the Spirits Come," "Movin' to the Beat," "Naughty, Nasty, and Nice," and "Taking the Plunge" - are a host of imaginative short stories, poems, essays, folktales, and letters. Always spicy, sometimes raunchy, often tender and touching, or just plain fun, Erotique Noire/Black Erotica is also a serious and intellectually exciting anthology of Black literature, including such authors as Audre Lorde, Marita Golden, Alice Walker, Terry McMillan, Chester Himes, Trey Ellis, Calvin Hernton, and Barbara Chase-Riboud, among many, many others.
African, African-American, Latin-American, and Caribbean-American men and women, gay and straight - novelists, poets, essayists, and scholars - provide wealth of erotic delights ranging from the lyrical to the lascivious, from the provocative to the shockingly explicit. Challenging the traditional shibboleths that have surrounded the literary representation of Black physical desire and sexual pleasure, Erotique Noire/Black Erotica draws open the curtain to reveal an erotic emotional world rich in its imagery, passion, and sense of adventure.
Celebratory and bold, triumphant and heady, this collection reclaims the fullness of Black life. It is an extraordinary work of lasting valu for all lovers of litrature and, especially, the erotic.

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A collective work of art whose time has come. Of lasting value for all lovers of literature and the erotic, this is a glorious, groundbreaking celebration of black sensuality, including works by Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, and many more.

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Miriam Decosta-Willis taught at LeMoyne–Owen College, George Mason University, University of Maryland, and Memphis State University. Her published works include Daughters of the Diaspora: Afra-Hispanic WritersNotable Black Memphians, and Singular Like a Bird. She studied at Wellesley College and Johns Hopkins University.

Reginald Martin received his MFA from Norwich University and his PhD from University of Tulsa. His academic focus is on composition and African-American literary theory. His published works include A Deeper Shade: The Best in Black Erotica and Everybody Know What Time It Is. He teaches at the University of Memphis.

Roseann P. Bell received her PhD from Emory University. Her published works include Sturdy Black Bridges: Visions of Black Women in Literature and Erotique Noire/Black Erotica.

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