Ancestral house : the Black short story in the Americas and Europe / edited by Charles H. Rowell

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Subjects: Short stories--Black authors
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1995
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: xxxii, 600 p. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword / John Edgar Wideman
Introduction / Charles H. Rowell
Acknowledgments
Absolution 1
My Singular Irene / Jose Alcantara Almanzar 8
Willie Bea and Jaybird / Tina McElroy Ansa 14
The Organizer's Wife / Toni Cade Bambara 21
Words / Amiri Baraka 34
Miss Askew on Ice / Hal Bennett 36
I Used to Like the Dallas Cowboys / Dionne Brand 50
The Evening and the Morning and the Night / Octavia E. Butler 59
Civilization / Oswaldo De Camargo 78
They Called Her Aurora (The Love of Donna Summer) / Aida Cartagena Portalatin 84
Cherry Bomb / Maxine Clair 87
Griff / Austin C. Clarke 95
Columba / Michelle Cliff 110
The Visit / Merle Collins 117
Night Thoughts / Christine Craig 125
Avenues / Luiz Silva 129
Tapestry / Samuel R. Delany 131
Rosena on the Mountain / Rene Depestre 135
Under the Rose / Rita Dove 151
Sweat, Sugar, and Blood / Suzanne Dracius-Pinalie 156
Ark of Bones / Henry Dumas 164
A Letter / Quince Duncan 174
The Miracle / Nelson Estupinan Bass 179
Randall Randall / Percival Everett 188
This Man and Me / Guy-Mark Foster 199
Three Men / Ernest J. Gaines 205
Accidents / Thomas Glave 227
By Love Possessed / Lorna Goodison 241
She Wakes / Claire Harris 246
Kanaima / Wilson Harris 256
Presence / John Holman 262
Circle of Shade / Kelvin Christopher James 265
Alethia / Charles Johnson 274
The First Day / Edward P. Jones 281
The Fisherman's House / Gayl Jones 285
Transits / John R. Keene 292
My Next-to-Last Hit / William Melvin Kelley 300
The Origin of Whales / Randall Kenan 309
Song of Roland / Jamaica Kincaid 317
The Blue Room / Yanick Lahens 324
Marriage Bones / Helen Elaine Lee 328
Shoemaker Arnold / Earl Lovelace 334
City Flesh and Country Manners / Clarence Major 340
Some Get Wasted / Paule Marshall 346
Specimen / John McCluskey, Jr. 354
The More I Like Flies / Reginald McKnight 362
Quilting on the Rebound / Terry McMillan 374
Black Pieces / Mark McMorris 385
The Story of a Scar / James Alan McPherson 392
I Do Not Take Messages from Dead People / Pauline Melville 402
A Happy Story / Opal Moore 413
Recitatif / Toni Morrison 422
A Play / Bruce Morrow 437
Voodoo / Walter Mosley 448
Bewitched / Adalberto Ortiz 452
The Devil's Maw / Stanley Pean 456
Juby's Morning / Richard Perry 463
Stop Frame / M. Nourbese Philip 471
Yawetir / Alix Renaud 480
Enough Rides / Jewell Parker Rhodes 489
Keep a Secret / Esmeralda Ribeiro 498
The Inheritance of My Father: A Story for Listening / Astrid Roemer 503
The Little White Girl / Elio Ruiz 515
This City of Men / Darieck Scott 524
You Think I Mad, Miss? / Olive Senior 541
Her Head a Village / Makeda Silvera 546
Sonatina for Two Drums / Carlos Arturo Truque 551
Kembe / Ana Lydia Vega 557
Nineteen Fifty-Five / Alice Walker 562
Fever / John Edgar Wideman 573
About the Book and Editor 593
Notes on Contributors 595
Additional Authors: Rowell, Charles H
Notes: LCCN: 95015429
ISBN: 0813320283 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0813320291 (alk. paper)
A collection of short stories
Contents: Absolution / Ai -- My singular Irene / José Alcántara Almánzar -- Willie Bea and Jaybird / Tina McElroy Ansa -- The organizer's wife / Toni Cade Bambara -- Words / Amiri Baraka -- Miss Askew on ice / Hal Bennett -- I used to like the Dallas Cowboys / Dionne Brand -- The evening and the morning and the night / Octavia E. Butler -- Civilization / Oswaldo De Camargo -- They called her Aurora (the love of Donna Summer) / Aída Cartagena Portalatín -- Cherry bomb / Maxine Clair -- Griff / Austin C. Clarke -- Columba / Michelle Cliff -- The visit / Merle Collins -- Night thoughts / Christine Craig -- Avenues / Luiz Silva "Cuti" -- Tapestry / Samuel R. Delaney -- Rosena on the mountain / René Depestre -- Under the rose / Rita Dove -- Sweat, sugar, and blood / Suzanne Dracius-Pinalie -- Ark of bones / Henry Dumas -- A letter / Quince Duncan -- The miracle / Nelson Estupiñán Bass -- Randall Randall / Percival Everett -- This man and me / Guy-Mark Foster -- Three men / Ernest J. Gaines -- Accidents / Thomas Glave -- By love possessed / Lorna Goodison -- She wakes / Claire Harris -- Kanaima / Wilson Harris -- Presence / John Holman -- Circle of shade / Kelvin Christopher James -- Alēthia / Charles Johnson -- The first day / Edward P. Jones -- The fisherman's house / Gayl Jones -- Transits / John R. Keene -- My next-to-last hit / William Melvin Kelley -- The origin of whales / Randall Kenan -- Song of Roland / Jamaica Kincaid -- The blue room / Yanick Lahens -- Marriage bones / Helen Elaine Lee -- Shoemaker Arnold / Earl Lovelace -- City flesh and country manners / Clarence Major -- Some get wasted / Paule Marshall -- Specimen / John McCluskey Jr. -- The more I like flies / Reginald McKnight -- Quilting on the rebound / Terry McMillan -- Black pieces / Mark McMorris -- The story of a scar / James Alan McPherson -- I do not take messages from dead people / Pauline Melville -- A happy story / Opal Moore -- Recitatif / Toni Morrison -- A play / Bruce Morrow -- Voodoo / Walter Mosley -- Bewitched / Adalberto Ortiz -- The devil's maw / Stanley Péan -- Juby's morning / Richard Perry -- Stop frame / M. Nourbese Philip -- Yawetir / Alix Renaud -- Enough rides / Jewell Parker Rhodes -- Keep a secret / Esmeralda Ribeiro -- The inheritance of my father : a story for listening / Astrid Roemer -- The little white girl / Elio Ruiz -- This city of men / Darieck Scott -- You think I mad, Miss? / Olive Senior -- Her head a village / Makeda Silvera -- Sonatina for two drums / Carlos Arturo Truque -- Kembé / Ana Lydia Vega -- Nineteen fifty-five / Alice Walker -- Fever / John Edgar Wideman
OCLC Number: 32349030
ISBN/ISSN: 0813320283
0813320291