Gumbo : a celebration of African American writing / edited by Marita Golden and E. Lynn Harris

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Subjects: American literature--African American authors
African Americans--Literary collections
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Harlem Moon/Broadway Books, 2002
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xx, 804 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
About the Hurston/Wright Foundations
Note / E. Lynn Harris
Note / Marita Golden
The Dew Breaker / Edwidge Danticat 3
From Erasure / Percival Everett 13
From RL's Dream / Walter Mosley 24
From The Harris Men / R. M. Johnson 35
The Boy-Fish / David Anthony Durham 43
The Way I See It (From A Day Late and a Dollar Short) / Terry McMillan 56
From Pride / Lorene Cary 77
From What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day / Pearl Cleage 88
Mourning Glo / Lori Bryant-Woolridge 101
From These Same Long Bones / Gwendolyn M. Parker 115
Your Child Can Be a Model! / David Haynes 138
From Song of the Water Saints / Nelly Rosario 148
Miss Prissy and the Penitentiary / Yolanda Joe 168
Luminous Days / Mitchell Jackson 176
From Only Twice I've Wished for Heaven / Dawn Turner Trice 183
Sonny-Boy (From Pictures of a Dying Man) / Agymah Kamau 195
From Water Marked / Helen Elaine Lee 208
From October Suite / Maxine Clair 229
Like Trees, Walking / Ravi Howard 242
Weight / John Edgar Wideman 256
From Thieves' Paradise / Eric Jerome Dickey 267
From P. G. County / Connie Briscoe 279
My Heavenly Father / Dana Crum 291
Lion's Blood / Steven Barnes 299
The Knowing / Tananarive Due 305
Luscious (From Loving Donovan) / Bernice L. McFadden 315
From Crawfish Dreams / Nancy Rawles 325
Press and Curl / Tayari Jones 333
I Don't Know Nothin' 'Bout Birthin' No Babies (From The River Where Blood Is Born) / Sandra Jackson-Opoku 341
Draggin' the Dog / Anika Nailah 351
Museum Guide (From Black Girl in Paris) / Shay Youngblood 359
School (From Miss Black America) / Veronica Chambers 381
Ghost Story (From Slapboxing with Jesus) / Victor D. Lavalle 389
Clarity / David Wright 401
My Mama, Your Mama (From Imani All Mine) / Connie Porter 412
From Rails Under My Back / Jeffery Renard Allen 428
From Dakota Grand / Kenji Jasper 446
The Dinner Party / E. Lynn Harris 455
Meeting Frederick (From Douglass's Women) / Jewell Parker Rhodes 458
Eva and Isaiah (From Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do) / Valerie Wilson Wesley 464
From Discretion / Elizabeth Nunez 472
An Orange Line Train to Ballston / Edward P. Jones 485
Lucielia Louise Turner (From The Women of Brewster Place) / Gloria Naylor 493
Fortune / R. Erica Doyle 506
$100 and Nothing! / J. California Cooper 512
Are You Experienced? / Danzy Senna 517
Group Solo / Scott Poulson Bryant 523
Love / Bertice Berry 536
From Breathing Room / Patricia Elam 544
Love (From Drop) / Mat Johnson 554
Antiquated Desires / Cris Burks 566
From Rest for the Weary / Arthur Flowers 572
From Church Folk / Michele Andrea Bowen 579
From Commitment / Thomas Glave 595
Black and Boo / Michael Kayode 616
Rossonian Days / William Henry Lewis 631
Helter Skelter / Marita Golden 644
Here / Audrey Petty 658
Summer Comes Later / Robert Fleming 662
The Bulging Bag / Unoma N. Azuah 669
From Sap Rising / Christine Lincoln 673
Fire: An Origin Tale / Faith Adiele 680
Tan Son Nhut Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, 1997 (From The Land South of the Clouds) / Genaro Ky Ly Smith 693
Between Black and White / Nicole Bailey-Williams 698
Hincty (From The Chosen People) / Karen Bates 708
To Haiti or To Hell / Alexs D. Pate 714
Mirror Image / Amy Du Bois Barnett 725
From What You Owe Me / Bebe Moore Campbell 737
Will Not Be Televised / Jewell Gomez 742
Fear of Floating / Bryan Gibson 760
From The Queen of Harlem / Brian Keith Jackson 773
My Girl Mona / Crystal Wilkinson 785
About the Contributors 793
Credits 805
Alternate Titles: Spine title: Gumbo : an anthology of African American writing
Additional Authors: Golden, Marita
Harris, E. Lynn
Notes: LCCN: 2002068660
ISBN: 0767910419 (pbk.) :$17.95
OCLC Number: 49775418
ISBN/ISSN: 0767910419