Mending the World: Stories of Family by Contemporary Black Writers (Paperback)

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By Rosemarie Robotham (Editor), Pearl Cleage (Foreword by), Maya Angelou (Foreword by)
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The many facets of black family life have not always been fully visible in American literature. Black families have often been portrayed as chaotic, fractured, and emotionally devastated, and historians and sociologists are just beginning to acknowledge the resilience and strength of African American families through centuries of hardship. In Mending the World, a host of beloved writers celebrate the richness of black family life, revealing how deep, complicated, and joyous modern kinship can be. From Jamaica Kincaid's portrait of a young girl moving away from her mother to better know herself to Alice Walker's reflection on the joy and pain of her relationship with her own daughter; from Edwidge Danticat's fictional evocation of a young woman rocked by revelations about her parents to James McBride's elegy for his stepfather, this inspiring volume presents-through fiction, memoir, and poetry-a multi-layered and optimistic portrait of today's black America.

About the Author


Rosemarie Robotham is the senior Editor-at-Large of Essence magazine. She is the co-author of Spirits of the Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Seventeenth Century, the editor of the anthology The Bluelight Corner, and the author of a novel, Zachary's Wings. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780465070633
ISBN-10: 0465070639
Publisher: Civitas Book Publisher
Publication Date: June 28th, 2006
Pages: 320
Language: English