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Synopsis: "A magnificent starting place for any reader interested in becoming part of the collective enterprise of discovering and uncovering the silent, forgotten, and underrated voices of black women."
THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
From all over the world and through the ages, here is a dazzling collection of two hundred women writers of African descent, showcased as never before, including:
Toni Cade Bambara, Gwendolyn Brooks, Alice Childress, Maryse Conde, Aldo do Espirito Santo, Marita Golden, Pilar Lopez Gonzales, June Jordan, Terry McMillan, Queen of Sheba, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Phillis Weatley, and many, many others.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Review: "Trying to catch a flowing river in a calabash" is how Margaret Busby, editor of Daughters of Africa, describes assembling this impressively broad collection of writings by women of African descent. Early selections include songs from sub-Saharan Africa and ancient Egypt that carve out a heritage. Later writings are poignant, infuriating, or simply enjoyable. Nisa, a !Kung woman from Botswana, tells of her family's consternation over her reluctance to marry at the respectable age of 12. Carolia Maria de Jesus writes movingly of life in the Brazilian favelas, shantytown slums where she raised her children. And Alice Childress, a talented American writer and actress, contributes a hilarious one-sided conversation in which a brassed-off maid sets her employer straight regarding their decidedly nonfamilial relationship. Drawing on so many cultures strains the connecting thread, but makes the book richly rewarding.
Book Condition: New
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # G067941634XI5N00
Book Description Pantheon, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_186835162
Book Description Pantheon, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_202536422
Book Description Pantheon, 1992. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 067941634X-2-4
Book Description Pantheon, 1992. Condition: Very Good. 1 Amer ed. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP12087211
Book Description Pantheon Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1992. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. AFRICA-This regular size hardcover is VERY GOOD- with a name on the inner cover. No DJ. black w/gold lettering 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0.0. Seller Inventory # June17-10ahb3
Book Description Pantheon, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE THICK HARDCOVER BOOK IN DUST JACKET. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ALMOST NO WEAR TO COVER. SOME WEAR TO DUST JACKET. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK. . FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROF. FRED ROBINSON, A DISTINGUISHED ANGLO-SAXON & OLD ENGLISH SCHOLAR AT YALE. I HAVE LISTED HIS BOOKS FOR SALE, PLEASE SEARCH THROUGH MY OTHER LISTINGS OR CONTACT ME WITH YOUR WANTS LIST. Seller Inventory # W-857
Book Description Pantheon, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG067941634X
Book Description Pantheon Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1,089 page text has sources, bibliography, is fully indexed, bright , text is in very nice condition, heavy, additional postage will be required for all shipments outside of North America. Seller Inventory # 31751
Book Description Pantheon Books, New York, 1992. Hardcover. li, 1089p., first US edition, very good in dj. With selections from Africa, the US, the Caribbean, etc., selected by the cofounder of Allison & Busby. Born in Ghana, she took an Honors degree in English at London University. Seller Inventory # 121486