LET THE LION EAT STRAW.

Southerland, Ellease.

ISBN 10: 0684160706 / ISBN 13: 9780684160702
Published by New York: Scribner's, (1979.) dj
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Hardcover first edition - First printing. First novel by this African American writer (preceded by a prize winning volume of poetry), the story of one black woman's struggle to survive. Dust jacket praise from Maya Angelou, Madeleine L'Engle and others. 181 pp. Very good in a good dustjacket (2 small pieces missing from middle of spine, pc.). Bookseller Inventory # 16515

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Title: LET THE LION EAT STRAW.

Publisher: New York: Scribner's, (1979.) dj

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Hailed upon publication by writers and critics alike, including Shirley Hazzard and Charles Johnson, Let the Lion Eat Straw is a dazzling novel that tells the story of Abeba Williams, whose mother abandons the poverty of the South –– and in the process her daughter –– for opportunities up North. Missing her mother, she clings to Mamma Habblesham, a woman with enviable reserves of love and hope. Their affection for each other seems boundless –– until Abeba's mother returns to take her to Brooklyn.

As Abeba grows up, her exceptional musical talent promises to be an avenue of escape. But a handsome singer distracts her, and opportunities that once seemed so close begin to fall away. Now married with children of her own, she fights to maintain the dignity of her family. Let the Lion Eat Straw is a revelation of the glory in apparently ordinary lives.

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Ellease Southerland, recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Award for Poetry, is professor of African Literature at Pace University in New York. The author of the novel A Feast of Fools and the poetry collection The Magic Sun Spins, Ms. Southerland divides her time between Nigeria and New York City.

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