Big Black Penis: Misadventures in Race and Masculinity

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Chicago Review Press, Jun 1, 2008 - Medical - 208 pages
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Being black and male is serious business, but its absurd contradictions are often too funny for words. In this award-winning book, Shawn Taylor deftly leads us on a no-holds-barred tour of his masculine development, acknowledging some deep but often hilarious truths about black men. This raw and spellbinding narrative, full of unexpected turns of phrase and shocking displays of vulnerability, contains powerful meditations on sexuality, romance, fatherhood, and violence. Unapologetic and sharply critical of the hatred and fear that American society harbors toward black men, Taylor brings the subject of black masculinity into the 21st century.
 

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Big Black Penis: Misadventures in Race and Masculinity
Shawn Taylor - Medical - 2008 - 208 pages
Being black and male is serious business, but its absurd contradictions are often too funny for words
. In this award-winning book, Shawn Taylor deftly leads us on a no-holds-barred tour of his masculine development, acknowledging some deep but often hilarious truths about black men. This raw and spellbinding narrative, full of unexpected turns of phrase and shocking displays of vulnerability, contains powerful meditations on sexuality, romance, fatherhood, and violence. Unapologetic and sharply critical of the hatred and fear that American society harbors toward black men, Taylor brings the subject of black masculinity into the 21st century.
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This book was a master piece. I read the whole thing in one day because i was so obsessed.

Contents

The Genesis of the Penis
1
Daddy Complex
11
Welfare Willie FreeLunch Freddie
21
Emotion Commotion
27
Violence Is Easy
31
Emotion Commotion II
37
Thats Gay Dude
43
The Great Misadventure
47
Heart of Darkness
67
The Dark Side
79
WGBs
87
Slower than a Speeding Bullet
95
Hair Hugs and Drums
119
My Much Better Half
139
Fear of a Black Penis
149
Parting Shot
153

The Ego Has Landed
55

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Shawn Taylor is the author of People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. He is a spoken-word performer and writer who focuses on gender, cultural identity, folklore, ancestry, and ritual. His solo performance Slower than a Speeding Bullet was selected as the AOL.com pick of the week. He lives in Napa, California.

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