Brass Bed and Other Stories

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Readers will be enlightened by this chronicle of common experiences from the author of "Mad At Miles" and "Deals With The Devil."
In "The Brass Bed," a collection of autobiographical short stories, Cleage engages the reader in refreshing prose/poetry which reconciles gender consciousness with the collective African American experience.

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Overview

Readers will be enlightened by this chronicle of common experiences from the author of "Mad At Miles" and "Deals With The Devil."
In "The Brass Bed," a collection of autobiographical short stories, Cleage engages the reader in refreshing prose/poetry which reconciles gender consciousness with the collective African American experience.

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This magnificent and totally original book highlights the emotional battles that blacks will recognize from their own lives in a racist society. As she offers glimpses in her stories of her personal experiences, like her family's migration from south to north, she sends the message that unless you have self-knowledge others can make you become what they desire you to be. She also reminds us that a person without a past is a person without an identity. The richness of this black writer's prose weaves a delicate thread throughout this appealing collection, which will acquaint its readers not only with life's everyday dilemmas but with distinct experiences within the black community itself. Rec ommended.-- Gayle Leach, Wayne State Univ., Detroit
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883781272
  • Publisher: Third World Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 103
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Pearl Cleage

Pearl Cleage teaches playwrighting at Spelman College. She is also a cofounder of the literary magazine "Catalyst" and writes a column for the "Atlanta Tribune."

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