We Speak Your Names: A Celebration

We Speak Your Names: A Celebration

by Pearl Cleage

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ISBN-13: 9780307498649
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/25/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Pearl Cleage is the author of What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day. . . , an Oprah’s Book Club selection; Some Things I Never Thought I’d Do, a Good Morning America Read This! book club pick; Babylon Sisters; and the forthcoming novel Baby Brother’s Blues. She is also the author of two works of nonfiction: Mad at Miles: A Black Woman’s Guide to Truth and Deals with the Devil and Other Reasons to Riot. Cleage is an accomplished dramatist as well; her plays include Flyin’ West and Blues for an Alabama Sky.

Zaron W. Burnett, Jr. is a novelist and theatre artist and the award-winning creator of the “Live at Club Zebra!” performance series.

Frequent collaborators, Cleage and Burnett, who are husband and wife, live in southwest Atlanta.

To schedule a speaking engagement, please contact American Program Bureau at www.apbspeakers.com  


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We Speak Your Names


By Pearl Cleage with Zaron W. Burnett, Jr.

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Pearl Cleage with Zaron W. Burnett, Jr.
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ISBN: 0345490274


Chapter One

Because we are free women,

born of free women,

who are born of free women,

back as far as time begins,

we celebrate your freedom.

Because we are wise women,

born of wise women,

who are born of wise women,

we celebrate your wisdom.

Because we are strong women,

born of strong women,

who are born of strong women,

we celebrate your strength.

Because we are magical women,

born of magical women,

who are born of magical women,

we celebrate your magic.

My sisters, we are gathered here to speak your names...


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We Speak Your Names: A Celebration 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a lovely selection of poetry, I felt more inspired with each and every one I read. This book reads as a celebration of womanhood, I recommend this book to all young women.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Greatly filled with inspiring words.