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Random House, 1975 - African American women - 185 pages
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Here is Gayl Jones's classic novel, the tale of blues singer Ursa, consumed by her hatred of the nineteenth-century slave master who fathered both her grandmother and mother."Corregidora is the most brutally honest and painful revelation of what has occurred, and is occurring, in the souls of Black men and women."--James Baldwin

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Read for my Slave Narrative course. An extremely disturbing but extremely neccesary book. In the same realm as 'Beloved' and deserving of the same respect for its pure gutsiness in stripping the ... Read full review

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A heart-breaking first novel. Imagine Toni Morrison's prose stripped down to its most brutal, tender core, and you have an idea of what an intense read this book is. At the heart of the book is a jazz ... Read full review

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Gayl Jones was born in Kentucky in 1949. She attended Connecticut College and Brown University, and has taught a Wellesley College and the University of Michigan. Her other books include THE HEALING (1998 National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Notable Book of the Year) and many others.

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