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Title Life notes : personal writings by contemporary Black women / [edited by] Patricia Bell-Scott.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, ©1994.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.48 L722L    Check Shelf
Description 429 pages ; 24 cm
Contents In her womb / Gwendolyn J. Dungy -- Chocolate tears and dreams / Evelyn C. Rosser -- Fire and snow / Deborah E. McDowell -- Myself / Tinuke Oluyomi -- Weeds / Quo Vadis Gex-Breaux -- Arrival / Al -- At an artist's colony / Toi Derricotte -- A sistah outsider / Shamara Shantu Riley -- The sins of our fathers / Dakota Wells -- Oreo blues / Carole Stewart McDonnell -- A hair piece / Paulette M. Caldwell -- Black woman artist becoming / Bell Hooks -- The house that Jill built / Rita Dove -- Sometimes a poem is twenty years of memory / Carroll Parrott Blue / At Yaddo / Barbara Smith -- Not letting go of my anchor / Viki Radden -- Breaking the ties that bind me / Ann Lynn -- Setting relationship limits / Yin Quilter -- Golden boy / Quo Vadis Gex-Breaux -- Three daughters / Dawn B. Bennett-Alexander.
Reflections of breaking glass / Sapphire -- Love in the time of AIDS / Ama R. Saran -- Writing, screaming, and healing / R.H. Douglas -- Holding on and remembering / Belvie Rooks -- Flashbacks and wounded children / Patricia Bell-Scott -- The cancer journals / Audre Lorde -- The years in between / Elaine Shelly -- A small place / Jamaica Kincaid -- And still rise / Rise Collins -- The Boston murders / Barbara Smith -- Quo Vadis Gex-Breaux / Milwaukee uncle -- Starting over / Miriam Decosta-Willis -- On turning fifty / Judy Scales-Trent -- Going through my changes / Lois Florence Lyles -- Jive talk and random thoughts / Pearl Cleage -- Looking / Quo Vadis Gex-Breaux -- On "going home" / Deborah E. McDowell -- Natural monuments / Melina Brown -- Ubud, Bali / Alice Walker -- Standing alone with myself / Faith Adiele -- Differences and blurred vision / Tijuana Murray -- Bullet holes of resistance / Sonia Sanchez -- Beautifully ugly / Eleanor Smith -- Showing our true colors / Audre Lorde.
Summary Life Notes is the first collection devoted exclusively to writings from the journals, diaries, and personal notebooks of contemporary Black women by the author of the best-selling Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers and Daughters. In her foreword to this volume Marcia Ann Gillespie writes, "Keeping a journal is an extraordinarily intimate activity, sharing what we write is to allow another to peer through a delicate window where we stand without covers." In.
This beautiful collection of intensely personal testimonies, 50 courageous writers illuminate the complexities of Black women's lives, offering unique reflections about self, family, intimacy, work, politics, life transitions, violation, and recovery. Among the contributors are well-known writers as well as emerging and previously unpublished writers. A diverse group, they are native daughters from three continents and the Caribbean, the youngest an eight-year-old.
Nigerian girl and the oldest a sixty-five-year-old retired African American telephone operator.
Subject African American women.
African American women -- Biography.
African American women -- Diaries.
Women, Black -- Caribbean Area -- Biography.
Women, Black -- Caribbean Area -- Diaries.
Women, Black -- Biography.
Women, Black -- Diaries.
Noires américaines.
Noires américaines -- Biographies.
Noires américaines -- Journaux intimes.
Noires -- Caraïbes (Région) -- Biographies.
Noires -- Caraïbes (Région) -- Journaux intimes.
Noires -- Biographies.
Noires -- Journaux intimes.
African American women. (OCoLC)fst00799438
Women, Black. (OCoLC)fst01178916
Caribbean Area. (OCoLC)fst01244080
Autobiografie (DE-588)4003939-0
Schriftstellerin (DE-588)4053311-6
Karibik (DE-588)4073241-1
United States.
Indexed Term African American women
African American women Biography
African American women Diaries
Women, Black Biography
Women, Black Biography Caribbean Area
Women, Black Diaries
Women, Black Diaries Caribbean Area
Genre/Form Biography.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Diaries. (OCoLC)fst01423794
Added Author Bell-Scott, Patricia.
ISBN 039303593X
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