Rooted against the wind: personal essays

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Beginning with an engaging look at the mixed blessings of growing older, this is a courageous and intimate collection of personal essasys on subjects as volatile as race relations, rape, and homophobia by the highly acclaimed author of Pushed Back to Strength.

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In this book of essays, Wade-Gayles (English and women's studies, Spelman Coll.) reflects on being a woman over 50, on recovering from attempted rape, her homophobia, and interracial marriages. She ... Read full review

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Gloria Wade-Gayles holds the Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair at Spelman College. She is the author of Rooted Against the Wind (Beacon / 0939-3 / $12.00 pb) and the editor of In Praise of Our Teachers (Beacon / 3148-8 / $16.00 hc) among others.