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American Dreams

Sapphire

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ISBN 10: 1852423277 / ISBN 13: 9781852423278
Published by Serpents Tail, U.S.A., 1994
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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SIGNED BY SAPPHIRE AND DATED3/13/94 on title page. First Edition paperback with French Flaps. Very fine condition, opened only for signing. Ships in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 001841

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Title: American Dreams

Publisher: Serpents Tail, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Sapphire is one of the most impassioned voices in African-American literature today. In American Dreams, Sapphire explores the raw edges that circumscribe urban life. The ?Wilding? incident in Central Park; the shooting of fifteen-year-old Latasha harlins by a Korean grocer; the vicious cycle of family violence; the prospect of escaping one?s fate by choosing art over madness, solitude over dependency, and spiritual renewal over addiction - these are the subjects explored in this astonishingly honest book. Sapphire invests strength and sensuality in poetry and prose that enlighten as they challenge contemporary perceptions of what American dreams really mean.

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tion of Alice Walker, this electrifying new African American voice delivers the verdict on the urban condition in a sensual, propulsive, and prophetic book of poetry and prose.

Whether she is writing about an enraged teenager gone "wilding" in Central Park, fifteen-year-old Latasha Harlins gunned down by a Korean grocer, or a brutalized child who grows up to escape her probable fate through the miracle of art, Sapphire's vision in this collection of poetry and prose is unswervingly honest.

"Stunning . . . . One of the strongest debut collections of the '90s."--Publishers Weekly

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