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Mending the world : stories of family by contemporary black writers /

edited by Rosemarie Robotham ; [preface by Maya Angelou ; foreword by Pearl Cleage].

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Names: Robotham, Rosemarie, | Angelou, Maya. | Cleage, Pearl.
Published: New York, NY : BasicCivitas Books, 2004, ²♭2003.
Topics: Families - Literary collections. | African American families - Literary collections. | American literature - African American authors.
Genres: Literary collections.
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Preface: Great expectations / Maya Angelou -- Foreword: Reflections on family / Pearl Cleage -- Introduction: Making up the truth / Rosemarie Robotham -- First light. Rachel / Tina McElroy Ansa ; The circling hand / Jamaica Kincaid ; The driving lesson / Gerald Early ; Holy Cross Hospital / Toi Derricotte ; Bright Thursdays / Olive Senior ; The myth of music / Rachel M. Harper -- Myth making. Ocean / Shay Youngblood ; The book of the dead / Edwidge Danticat ; Show business / Martha Southgate ; A son in shadow / Fred D'Aguiar ; On earth / Jacqueline Woodson ; Three sonnets for Mister Kent / Kendel Hippolyte -- The shifting self. The drill / Breena Clarke ; Dear Aunt Nanadine / Alexis De Veaux ; Who shot Johnny? / Debra Dickerson ; Going home / Janus Adams ; My daughter, once removed / William Jelani Cobb ; The feather / April Reynolds -- A taste of Eden. Sleeper's wake / Paule Marshall ; Aunt Delia / Valerie Wilson Wesley ; Uncle Raymond / Nelson Eubanks ; Brothers and sisters around the world / Andrea Lee ; China / Charles Johnson ; Will & testament / Malaika Adero -- Mending the world. Momma / Paulette Childress White ; Daddy / James McBride ; Counting breaths / Rosemarie Robotham ; The two of us / Alice Walker ; The good daughter / Rebecca Walker ; The box / Diane McKinney-Whetstone -- Permissions -- Bibliography -- Biographical notes.
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