Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual African American Fiction

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Devon W. Carbado, Dwight A. McBride, Donald Weise
Cleis Press, 2002 - Fiction - 555 pages
Black Like Us chronicles 100 years of the African American lesbian, gay, and bisexual literary tradition. Beginning with the turn-of-the-century writings of Angelina Welde Grimke and Alice Dunbar Nelson, it charts the evolution of black lesbian and gay fiction into the Harlem Renaissance of Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen and the later postwar era, in which works by Audre Lorde and James Baldwin signal the emerging sexual liberation movements. The 40 authors featured also include Alice Walker, E. Lynn Harris, Audre Lorde, April Sinclair, Jewelle Gomez, Thomas Glave, and Jacqueline Woodson.

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The editors of this fine paperback original Carbado (law and African American studies, UCLA), Dwight A. McBride (English and African American studies, Northwestern Univ.), and Donald Weise (Gore Vidal ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Formerly Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Fellow at the University of Iowa, Devon Carbado is Acting Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dwight A. McBride is Leon Forrest Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Northwestern University and the author of Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality in America and of Impossible Witnesses: Truth, Abolitionism, and Slave Testimony.

Donald Weise is publisher of Alyson Books in New York.

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