Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology

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Barbara Smith
Rutgers University Press, 1983 - Literary Collections - 364 pages
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The pioneering anthology Home Girls features writings by Black feminist and lesbian activists on topics both provocative and profound. Since its initial publication in 1983, it has become an essential text on Black women's lives and writings. This edition features an updated list of contributor biographies and an all-new preface that provides a fresh assessment of how Black women's lives have changed-or not-since the book was first published.

Contributors are Tania Abdulahad, Donna Allegra, Barbara A. Banks, Becky Birtha, Julie Carter, Cenen, Cheryl Clarke, Michelle Cliff, Michelle T. Clinton, Willie M. Coleman, Toi Derricotte, Alexis De Veaux, Jewelle L. Gomez, Akasha (Gloria) Hull, Patricia Jones, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Raymina Y. Mays, Deidre McCalla, Chirlane McCray, Pat Parker, Linda C. Powell, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Spring Redd, Gwendolyn Rogers, Kate Rushin, Ann Allen Shockley, Barbara Smith, Beverly Smith, Shirley O. Steele, Luisah Teish, Jameelah Waheed, Alice Walker, and Renita Weems.

 

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Contents

Preface to the Rutgers University Press Edition
xiii
Acknowledgments
xix
Homophobia in
xlvii
Poem
lix
The Damned
6
Debra
13
A Conversation
31
Something Latino Was Up With Us
52
Tar Beach
145
Dress and Soar Again
159
Maria de las Rosas
170
Where Will You Be?
202
Among the Things That Use to Be
213
Women of Summer
222
Last Letter from a Typical
247
Billy de Lye
262

The Black BackUps
60
The Buried Life and Poetry
73
Artists Without Art Form
94
Ive Been Thinking of Diana Sands
106
A Reading
124
Black Macho and Black Feminism
275
A Conversation
285
For Strong Women
312
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