Summer Snow: Reflections from a Black Daughter of the South

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Beacon Press, Apr 15, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 200 pages
Trudier Harris will tell you that African Americans who consider themselves Southern are about as rare as summer snow. But Harris has always embraced the South, and in Summer Snow she explores her experience as a black Southerner and how it has shaped her into the writer and intellectual she has become.


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In this collection of 17 essays, Harris (Saints, Sinners, Saviors: Strong Black Women in African American Literature) meditates on her upbringing in Tuscaloosa, AL, using her specific life experiences ... Read full review

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Contents

My Mothers Creation
1
Three Centuries
6
CottonPickin Authority
22
Dental Charity
32
Would you go out with a white boy for five dollars?
40
PorchSitting as a Creative Southern Tradition
48
The Overweight Angel
66
Make a Joyful Noise
75
Fishing
106
A Love of Expression
117
The Ubiquitous Hair
128
The Price of Desegregation
137
The Staying Power of Racism
148
Nursing Home
163
Summer Snow
177
Acknowledgments
186

Changes and Challenges
82
Black Nerds
98

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