Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS from the Black Diaspora (Paperback)

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By Randall Horton (Editor), M. L. Hunter (Editor), Becky Thompson (Editor)
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Featuring a wide assortment of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, this powerful volume confronts the existence of the HIV/AIDS epidemic within the Black Diaspora. Defining a cultural dialogue that will be prevalent well into the 21st century, these writings celebrate life and the living by humanizing the effects of HIV and giving powerful voices to the affected and afflicted. The writings, presented in four major sections, speak out about the hard-hitting truths that surround HIV; the forms of abuse, such as incest and rape, which cast HIV into the lives of girls and women; the issues of grief and loss; and the range of reactions, from acceptance to denial, activism, and the search for justice. The writers featured include Dennis Brutus, Tony Medina, Randi Triant, Truth Thomas, Duriel Harris, Frank X. Walker, Arisa White, Tara Betts, and Lamont B. Steptoe.

About the Author


Randall Horton is a Cave Canem fellow and the author of "The Definition of Place." He lives in Albany, New York. M. L. Hunter is the communication and policy administrator for the STD/HIV/AIDS program of the Chicago Department of Public Health. He has been active in the field for more than 10 years. He lives in Chicago.Becky Thompson is an award-winning editor and the recipient of many fellowships. She lives in Boston.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780883782743
ISBN-10: 088378274X
Publisher: Third World Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2007
Pages: 182
Language: English