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The Resource Best African American essays, 2009, Gerald Early, series editor ; Debra J. Dickerson, guest editor

Best African American essays, 2009, Gerald Early, series editor ; Debra J. Dickerson, guest editor

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Best African American essays, 2009
Title
Best African American essays, 2009
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Gerald Early, series editor ; Debra J. Dickerson, guest editor
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Language
eng
Summary
Selected from a diverse array of respected publications such as the New Yorker, the Virginia Quarterly Review, Slate, and National Geographic, the essays gathered here are about making history, living everyday life--and everything in between. In "Fired," author and professor Emily Bernard wrestles with the pain of a friendship inexplicably ended. Kenneth McClane writes hauntingly of the last days of his parents' lives in "Driving." Journalist Brian Palmer shares "The Last Thoughts of an Iraq War Embed." Jamaica Kincaid describes her oddly charged relationship with that quintessentially British, Wordsworthian flower in "Dances with Daffodils," and writer Hawa Allan depicts the forces of race and rivalry as two catwalk icons face off in "When Tyra Met Naomi." A venue in which African American writers can branch out from traditionally "black" subjects, Best African American Essays features a range of gifted voices exploring the many issues and experiences, joys and trials, that, as human beings, we all share
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BTCTA
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no index present
Literary form
essays
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1959-
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  • Early, Gerald Lyn
  • Dickerson, Debra J.
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  • American essays
  • African Americans
Label
Best African American essays, 2009, Gerald Early, series editor ; Debra J. Dickerson, guest editor
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • by Walter Mosley
  • Real food
  • by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  • Entertainment, sports, the arts :
  • Hip-hop planet
  • by James McBride
  • Writers like me
  • by Martha Southgate
  • Dances with daffodils
  • by Jamaica Kincaid
  • Introduction
  • The coincidental cousins: a night out with artist Kara Walker
  • by James Hannaham
  • Music: bodies in pain
  • by Mark Anthony Neal
  • When Tyra met Naomi: race, fashion, and rivalry
  • by Hawa Allan
  • Dancing in the dark: race, sex, the South, and exploitative cinema
  • by Gerald Early
  • Modern-day mammy?
  • by Jill Nelson
  • Gerald Early
  • Broken dreams
  • by Michael A. Gonzales.
  • Sciences, technology, education :
  • None of the above: what I.Q. doesn't tell you about race
  • by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Driving
  • by Kenneth A. McClane
  • Part I: I had a dream
  • by Bill Maxwell
  • Part II: A dream lay dying
  • Introduction
  • by Bill Maxwell
  • Part III: The once and future promise
  • by Bill Maxwell.
  • Gay:
  • Get out of my closet: can you be white and "On the down low"?
  • by Benoit Denizet-Lewis
  • Girls to men: young lesbians in Brooklyn find that a thug's life gets them more women
  • by Chloé A. Hilliard.
  • Internationally black:
  • A slow emancipation
  • by Debra J. Dickerson
  • by Kwame Anthony Appiah
  • Searching for Zion
  • by Emily Raboteau
  • Last thoughts of an Iraq "embed"
  • by Brian Palmer
  • Stop trying to "save" Africa
  • by Uzodinma Iweala
  • We are Americans
  • by Jerald Walker.
  • Activism/Politcal thought:
  • Friends, family :
  • Jena, O.J. and the jailing of black America
  • by Orlando Patterson
  • One nation-- under God?
  • by Barack Obama
  • Americans without Americanness: Is our nation nothing more than an address?
  • by John McWhorter
  • Barack Obama
  • by Michael Eric Dyson
  • Standing up for "bad" words
  • by Stephane Dunn
  • Fired: can a friendship really end for no good reason?
  • Debunking "driving while black" myth
  • by Thomas Sowell
  • Goodbye to all that: Why Obama matters
  • by Andrew Sullivan
  • The high ground
  • by Stanley Crouch
  • by Emily Bernard
  • Gray shawl
Control code
746040
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780553806915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780553806915
  • (OCoLC)229027568
Label
Best African American essays, 2009, Gerald Early, series editor ; Debra J. Dickerson, guest editor
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • by Walter Mosley
  • Real food
  • by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  • Entertainment, sports, the arts :
  • Hip-hop planet
  • by James McBride
  • Writers like me
  • by Martha Southgate
  • Dances with daffodils
  • by Jamaica Kincaid
  • Introduction
  • The coincidental cousins: a night out with artist Kara Walker
  • by James Hannaham
  • Music: bodies in pain
  • by Mark Anthony Neal
  • When Tyra met Naomi: race, fashion, and rivalry
  • by Hawa Allan
  • Dancing in the dark: race, sex, the South, and exploitative cinema
  • by Gerald Early
  • Modern-day mammy?
  • by Jill Nelson
  • Gerald Early
  • Broken dreams
  • by Michael A. Gonzales.
  • Sciences, technology, education :
  • None of the above: what I.Q. doesn't tell you about race
  • by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Driving
  • by Kenneth A. McClane
  • Part I: I had a dream
  • by Bill Maxwell
  • Part II: A dream lay dying
  • Introduction
  • by Bill Maxwell
  • Part III: The once and future promise
  • by Bill Maxwell.
  • Gay:
  • Get out of my closet: can you be white and "On the down low"?
  • by Benoit Denizet-Lewis
  • Girls to men: young lesbians in Brooklyn find that a thug's life gets them more women
  • by Chloé A. Hilliard.
  • Internationally black:
  • A slow emancipation
  • by Debra J. Dickerson
  • by Kwame Anthony Appiah
  • Searching for Zion
  • by Emily Raboteau
  • Last thoughts of an Iraq "embed"
  • by Brian Palmer
  • Stop trying to "save" Africa
  • by Uzodinma Iweala
  • We are Americans
  • by Jerald Walker.
  • Activism/Politcal thought:
  • Friends, family :
  • Jena, O.J. and the jailing of black America
  • by Orlando Patterson
  • One nation-- under God?
  • by Barack Obama
  • Americans without Americanness: Is our nation nothing more than an address?
  • by John McWhorter
  • Barack Obama
  • by Michael Eric Dyson
  • Standing up for "bad" words
  • by Stephane Dunn
  • Fired: can a friendship really end for no good reason?
  • Debunking "driving while black" myth
  • by Thomas Sowell
  • Goodbye to all that: Why Obama matters
  • by Andrew Sullivan
  • The high ground
  • by Stanley Crouch
  • by Emily Bernard
  • Gray shawl
Control code
746040
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780553806915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780553806915
  • (OCoLC)229027568

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