Step into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature / Edition 1

Step into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature / Edition 1

by Kevin Powell, Powell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471380601

ISBN-13: 9780471380603

Pub. Date: 10/16/2000

Publisher: Wiley

"Kevin Powell is pushing to bring the voices of his generation: the concerns, the cares, the fears, and the fearlessness." –Nikki Giovanni

From across the globe, here is a historic gathering of some hundred of the greatest black writers of this era. Bringing together emerging literary talent along with established and award-winning writers like Booker

…  See more details below

Overview

"Kevin Powell is pushing to bring the voices of his generation: the concerns, the cares, the fears, and the fearlessness." –Nikki Giovanni

From across the globe, here is a historic gathering of some hundred of the greatest black writers of this era. Bringing together emerging literary talent along with established and award-winning writers like Booker Prize—winner Ben Okri, Junot Díaz, Edwidge Danticat, Paul Beatty, Joan Morgan, Sarah Jones, and Hilton Als, Step into a World is a provocative anthology that offers a window into crucial issues of post—Civil Rights and post colonial black life.

Compiled by Kevin Powell (whom famed scholar Michael Eric Dyson called "one of America’s most brilliant young cultural critics"), this extraordinary collection contains a range of fiction, poetry, essays, and criticism–some never before published–along with e-mails, letters, manifestos, and the new genre of hip-hop journalism, here in book form for the first time. Indeed, hip-hop music, culture, and politics permeate Step into a World, as many of the writers have been affected in some way by the biggest pop cultural phenomenon of the past twenty-five years.

Hailing from the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, and Africa, these luminary writers present poignant and powerful thoughts on racial identity, gender oppression, homophobia, classism, Tiger Woods, the black intelligentsia, Oprah’s Book Club, and the Beat Generation, as well as blunt assessments on the crack epidemic, police brutality, postintegration America, and the future state of Africa.

The first major collection of contemporary black writing in nearly a decade, Step into a World includes writers born as early as 1957 and as recently as 1977. The result is an anthology full of energy and stylistic variations, and it is an incredible journey into the richly textured world of the new black literature

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471380603
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/16/2000
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.48(d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

ESSAYS.

Donnell Alexander: Are Black People Cooler than White People?

Hilton Als: GWTW.

Valerie Boyd: In Search of Alice Walker.

Veronica Chambers: Mama's Girl.

Trey Ellis: The Visible Man.

Ekow Eshun: Return to the Planet of the Apes.

Lisa Jones: Are We Tiger Woods Yet?

Bruce Morrow: She and I.

Lonnae O'Neal Parker: White Girl?

Natasha Tarpley: Texaco.

Toure: Speaking in Tongues.

Daniel J. Wideman: Your Friendly Neighborhood Jungle.

HIP-HOP JOURNALISM.

Harry Allen: Hip-Hop Hi-Tech.

Cheo Hodari Coker: The Death of Rock n' Roll.

Joan Morgan: hip-hop feminist.

Scott Poulson-Bryant: This Is Not a Puff Piece.

Kevin Powell: Live from Death Row.

CRITICISM.

Jabari Asim: Angles of Vision.

Erin Aubry: The Soul of Black Talk.

Kevin Baldeosingh: Do Books Matter?

Debra Dickerson: She's Gotta Have It.

Lynell George: No Entry.

Esther Iverem: What About Black Romance?

FICTION.

Paul Beatty: The White Boy Shuffle.

Junot Diaz: The Sun, the Moon, the Stars.

Tananarive Due: Prologue, 1963.

Bernardine Evaristo: The Emperor's Babe.

Christopher John Farley: the missionary position.

John R. Keene: My Son, My Heart, My Life.

Jake Lamar: The Last Integrationist.

Victor D. LaValle: slave.

Ben Okri: The Famished Road.

Phyllis Alesia Perry: Stigmata.

Patricia Powell: The Pagoda.

Lisa Teasley: Baker.

Jervey Tervalon: Rika.

POETRY.

Toyin Adewale: Safari.

Elizabeth Alexander: Fugue.

Jeffery Renard Allen: The Clearing.

Charlie Braxton: I Dream of Jesus.

Shonda Buchanan: personal.

Adrian Castro: One Irony of the Caribbean.

Wayde Compton: Legba, Landed.

Nikky Finney: Assam.

Brian Gilmore: swampy river.

Duriel E. Harris: from "Awakening".

Yona Harvey: Sleep.

Ogaga Ifowodo: You Are Chic Now, Che.

Arnold J. Kemp: 100 Times.

Jessica Care Moore: The Outcome.

Samwiri Mukuru: Nairobi Streetlights.

G. E. Patterson: Autobiography of a Black Man.

Carl Phillips: Blue.

Rohan Preston: Patrimony.

Vanessa Richards: Calypso the outside woman.

Kristina Rungano: The Woman.

Angela Shannon: Sunday.

Renee Simms: Purple Impala.

Patrick Sylvain: Windows of Exile.

Natasha Tretheway: Collection Day.

Marco Villalobos: Insomnia.

DIALOGUE.

Ras Baraka: Black Youth Black Art Black Face—An Address.

Tisa Bryant: we are trying to ?(have me) conceive.

Cege Githiora: Binga—Diary Entry.

Sarah Jones: Just Beneath the Surface—An Email.

Teresa N. Washington: An Atlantic Away: A Letter from Africa.

Contributors.

Self-Portrait: Radcliffe Bailey, the Cover Artist.

Selected Bibliography of Black Literature.

Books Essential to Understanding Hip-Hop Culture.

Permissions.

Index.

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >