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

Step Into A World

"Kevin Powell is pushing to bring, as he has so brilliantly done before, the voices of his generation: the concerns, the cares, the fears, and the fearlessness. Step into a World is a kaleidoscope into the world not bound by artificial constructs like nation. John Coltrane recorded 'Giant Steps,' which is a riff on the sight and sounds in his muse. Powell plays the computer with equal astuteness." -Nikki Giovanni

"Those of us who pay attention were aware that the younger generation of black writers was being smothered by the anointment of talented tenth Divas and Divuses, and their commercial accommodationist 'Fourth Renaissance. 'This anthology is indeed a breakthrough! It combines the boldness and daring of hip-hop with the intellectual keenness of a Michele Wallace or a Clyde Taylor." -Ishmael Reed

"In a culture where videos, the Internet, and other high-tech communication is being consumed like the latest mind-altering drug, how does great literature grow and survive? These writers will answer that all-important question. This anthology provides a clue, a hint, as to where we might be going. They are resisting all this vacant, empty-minded nothingness. Read them. Listen to them. If you don't, you do so at your peril." -Quincy Troupe

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471380603
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/16/2000
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.47(d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


Self-Portrait: Radcliffe Bailey, the Cover Artist.

Selected Bibliography of Black Literature.

Books Essential to Understanding Hip-Hop Culture.



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