The Resource Life notes : personal writings by contemporary Black women, [edited by] Patricia Bell-Scott

Life notes : personal writings by contemporary Black women, [edited by] Patricia Bell-Scott

Label
Life notes : personal writings by contemporary Black women
Title
Life notes
Title remainder
personal writings by contemporary Black women
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Patricia Bell-Scott
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Life Notes is the first collection devoted exclusively to writings from the journals, diaries, and personal notebooks of contemporary Black women by the author of the best-selling Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers and Daughters. In her foreword to this volume Marcia Ann Gillespie writes, "Keeping a journal is an extraordinarily intimate activity, sharing what we write is to allow another to peer through a delicate window where we stand without covers." In
  • This beautiful collection of intensely personal testimonies, 50 courageous writers illuminate the complexities of Black women's lives, offering unique reflections about self, family, intimacy, work, politics, life transitions, violation, and recovery. Among the contributors are well-known writers as well as emerging and previously unpublished writers. A diverse group, they are native daughters from three continents and the Caribbean, the youngest an eight-year-old
  • Nigerian girl and the oldest a sixty-five-year-old retired African American telephone operator
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.48/896073
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.L498 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Bell-Scott, Patricia
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  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Women, Black
  • Women, Black
  • Women, Black
  • Women, Black
  • Noires américaines
  • Noires américaines
  • Noires américaines
  • Noires
  • Noires
  • Noires
  • Noires
  • African American women
  • Women, Black
  • Caribbean Area
  • Egodocumenten
  • Negers
  • Vrouwen
  • Amerikaans
  • Autobiographie
  • Schriftstellerin
  • Karibik
  • Schwarze
  • USA
Label
Life notes : personal writings by contemporary Black women, [edited by] Patricia Bell-Scott
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Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In her womb / Gwendolyn J. Dungy -- Chocolate tears and dreams / Evelyn C. Rosser -- Fire and snow / Deborah E. McDowell -- Myself / Tinuke Oluyomi -- Weeds / Quo Vadis Gex-Breaux -- Arrival / Al -- At an artist's colony / Toi Derricotte -- A sistah outsider / Shamara Shantu Riley -- The sins of our fathers / Dakota Wells -- Oreo blues / Carole Stewart McDonnell -- A hair piece / Paulette M. Caldwell -- Black woman artist becoming / Bell Hooks -- The house that Jill built / Rita Dove -- Sometimes a poem is twenty years of memory / Carroll Parrott Blue / At Yaddo / Barbara Smith -- Not letting go of my anchor / Viki Radden -- Breaking the ties that bind me / Ann Lynn -- Setting relationship limits / Yin Quilter -- Golden boy / Quo Vadis Gex-Breaux -- Three daughters / Dawn B. Bennett-Alexander
  • Reflections of breaking glass / Sapphire -- Love in the time of AIDS / Ama R. Saran -- Writing, screaming, and healing / R.H. Douglas -- Holding on and remembering / Belvie Rooks -- Flashbacks and wounded children / Patricia Bell-Scott -- The cancer journals / Audre Lorde -- The years in between / Elaine Shelly -- A small place / Jamaica Kincaid -- And still rise / Rise Collins -- The Boston murders / Barbara Smith -- Quo Vadis Gex-Breaux / Milwaukee uncle -- Starting over / Miriam Decosta-Willis -- On turning fifty / Judy Scales-Trent -- Going through my changes / Lois Florence Lyles -- Jive talk and random thoughts / Pearl Cleage -- Looking / Quo Vadis Gex-Breaux -- On "going home" / Deborah E. McDowell -- Natural monuments / Melina Brown -- Ubud, Bali / Alice Walker -- Standing alone with myself / Faith Adiele -- Differences and blurred vision / Tijuana Murray -- Bullet holes of resistance / Sonia Sanchez -- Beautifully ugly / Eleanor Smith -- Showing our true colors / Audre Lorde
Extent
1 online resource (429 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035926548
Label
Life notes : personal writings by contemporary Black women, [edited by] Patricia Bell-Scott
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In her womb / Gwendolyn J. Dungy -- Chocolate tears and dreams / Evelyn C. Rosser -- Fire and snow / Deborah E. McDowell -- Myself / Tinuke Oluyomi -- Weeds / Quo Vadis Gex-Breaux -- Arrival / Al -- At an artist's colony / Toi Derricotte -- A sistah outsider / Shamara Shantu Riley -- The sins of our fathers / Dakota Wells -- Oreo blues / Carole Stewart McDonnell -- A hair piece / Paulette M. Caldwell -- Black woman artist becoming / Bell Hooks -- The house that Jill built / Rita Dove -- Sometimes a poem is twenty years of memory / Carroll Parrott Blue / At Yaddo / Barbara Smith -- Not letting go of my anchor / Viki Radden -- Breaking the ties that bind me / Ann Lynn -- Setting relationship limits / Yin Quilter -- Golden boy / Quo Vadis Gex-Breaux -- Three daughters / Dawn B. Bennett-Alexander
  • Reflections of breaking glass / Sapphire -- Love in the time of AIDS / Ama R. Saran -- Writing, screaming, and healing / R.H. Douglas -- Holding on and remembering / Belvie Rooks -- Flashbacks and wounded children / Patricia Bell-Scott -- The cancer journals / Audre Lorde -- The years in between / Elaine Shelly -- A small place / Jamaica Kincaid -- And still rise / Rise Collins -- The Boston murders / Barbara Smith -- Quo Vadis Gex-Breaux / Milwaukee uncle -- Starting over / Miriam Decosta-Willis -- On turning fifty / Judy Scales-Trent -- Going through my changes / Lois Florence Lyles -- Jive talk and random thoughts / Pearl Cleage -- Looking / Quo Vadis Gex-Breaux -- On "going home" / Deborah E. McDowell -- Natural monuments / Melina Brown -- Ubud, Bali / Alice Walker -- Standing alone with myself / Faith Adiele -- Differences and blurred vision / Tijuana Murray -- Bullet holes of resistance / Sonia Sanchez -- Beautifully ugly / Eleanor Smith -- Showing our true colors / Audre Lorde
Extent
1 online resource (429 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035926548

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