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Black Men Speaking

Johnson, Charles and John McCluskey, Jr., Eds.

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ISBN 10: 0253332591 / ISBN 13: 9780253332592
Published by Indiana University Press, U.S.A., 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Black cloth, gilt titles. A collection by various notable writers and scholars including essays, poems and interviews. Chapter heading feature B&W reproductions of paintings by Jacob Lawrence. A fine copy in like DJ. 190 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 13979

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Title: Black Men Speaking

Publisher: Indiana University Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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"The book is a gripping litany of sermon, scripture, and spirituality. It is strident and unembarrassed by its message, urgent in its delivery, somewhat daunting in the tenets it proposes, and clear in its mission." —Black Issues Book Review

"... an important book that offers useful insights into the lives and times of black men everywhere..." —West Africa

"Black Men Speaking... provides in its diverse range of black, male voices an antidote for the silence that hindered them for so long." —Washington Post Book World

"... important reading for Blacks and whites, men and women, young and old." —Gazette Newspaper Group

"A must-read book for all" —The Recorder, Indianapolis, IN

Editors Charles Johnson (whose Middle Passage won the National Book Award) and John McCluskey, Jr. have gathered the voices of 11 African-American men in this volume—to tell us how they see themselves and other black males in America today. Contributors include Don Belton, Joseph W. Scott, and Peter J. Harris.

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Charles Johnson won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1991 for Middle Passage. He is the author of several novels, including Oxherding Tale and Faith and the Good Thing, a collection of stories, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and Being and Race: Black Writing since 1970 (Indiana University Press).
John McCluskey, Jr. teaches African American literature and fiction writing at Indiana University–Bloomington. He is the author of two novels, Look What They Done to My Song and Mr. America’s Last Season Blues, and is the editor of The City of Refuge: Collected Stories of Rudolph Fisher.

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