Blues in Black and White: A Collection of Essays, Poetry and Conversations

4.24 avg rating
( 33 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780865438903: Blues in Black and White: A Collection of Essays, Poetry and Conversations

The ever-engaging work of the controversial Afro-German activist/writer, May Ayim, covers a fascinating range of themes: biography, politics, love as well as the absurdities of everyday life. Her unique ability to passionately transform diverse subject matters into poetic language is revealed in this important collection of translated pieces. Her play with language is effective and at times transformative, as it expresses and exposes dangerous stereotypes and messages hidden in the everyday use of language and human behavior. Here, her readers will be surprised and frequently confronted with Ayim’s keen and powerful observations of the complexities of life and the compelling richness of humor and irony within them.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

May Ayim (1960-1996) was born in Hamburg, Germany, of Ghanaian and German descent. She traveled widely and was very active in the Black Movement and the Women’s Movement for many years. She was also a lecturer at the Free University of Berlin for several years and worked as a speech therapist. Her works of poetry and prose have been published internationally in anthologies and journals.

Anne Adams is a professor in the Africana Studies & Research Center and associate director of women’s studies at Cornell University. She is the former president of the African Literature Association.

Language Notes:

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 21.95
US$ 56.74

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ayim, May
Published by Africa World Pr (2003)
ISBN 10: 0865438900 ISBN 13: 9780865438903
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Africa World Pr, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110865438900

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 56.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds