Life Notes is the first collection devoted exclusively to writings from the journals, diaries, and personal notebooks of contemporary black women.
These intensely personal testimonies illuminate the complexities of black women's lives, offering unique reflections about self, family, intimacy, work, politics, life transitions, violation, and recovery.
Patricia Bell-Scott, professor emerita at the University of Georgia, wrote the award-winning The Firebrand and the First Lady, an account of Murray’s relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt. She is co-editor of the best-selling Doublestitch: Black Women Write About Mothers and Daughters, which earned the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Prize, and is also co-founding editor of Sage: A Scholarly Journal of Black Women.
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Life Notes is a collection of pieces that are intimate and universal, accessible and profound. Let traditional novelists eat their hearts out—for these women have written their hearts out.
Featured here are works by such well-known authors as bell hooks, Jamaica Kincaid, Rita Dove, Audre Lorde, and Alice Walker, as well as by emerging and previously unpublished writers. The contributors are native daughters from three continents and the Caribbean, ranging in age from eight to sixty. Never in all the years have I encountered as intimate work as Life Notes. Each woman spoke secretly to me and only me, and I appreciated every admission.
In 1833, in Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall, a white, Quaker-bred schoolmistress, opened the first private
boarding school for black girls in New England. The village was outraged and tried to discourage Crandall with threats, boycotts, and vandalism. When these methods ...
The first three chapters cover the social context of the relationship, the inherent power differential
that delineates the relational boundaries, and professionals difficulty with managing that power appropriately. Also discussed are the four characteristics of a boundary violation a reversal ...
Modecai Jefferson is a young, dynamic 1940s jazz musician who carries his piano on his
back, hears music every second of the day, and enjoys playing for his lover and biggest fan in Way City, Alabama-Delores Bonet. To Modecai, he ...
Black Women in Leadership: Their Historical and Contemporary Contributions explores the leadership experiences of Black
women within macro level (such as education, industry, and social services) and micro level (such as family and individual churches) contexts. The interdisciplinary work examines ...
Plays by writers such as Tanika Gupta, Winsome Pinnock, and Amrit Wilson, among others, are
included in the first monograph to document plays by Black and Asian women in Britain. The volume analyzes concerns such as reverse migration (in the ...
A complete introduction to all styles of brush playing, this volume includes conventional brush strokes,
Latin brushes, special effects, solo exercises, rock beats, and a stereo recording of Louie Bellson demonstrating each example, concluding with a ten-minute drumset solo.
Drumset 101 is a contemporary approach to playing the drums by veteran authors Dave Black
and Steve Houghton. Inside, aspiring drummers will find in-depth, easy-to-understand introductions to such topics as groove patterns, snare drum & bass drum independence, and drum ...
What happens when Louisianians move to Texas? You find a special place, called Texiana, which
is rich in food, music and enchantment. The Louisiana culture is prevalent throughout the United States, especially in Texas, and continues to be one of ...