May 06, 2005

Book Party: The Black Woman

I know it's short notice, but I was feeling a bit under the weather and only just read it (yeah, nearly 4 am!!)

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Friday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m., FREE/SCHOMBURG LIBRARY at 135th and Lenox

Celebrate the reissue of The Black Woman at this very special book celebration and honor some of today's most lauded African-American female writers.

First published in 1970, The Black Woman: An Anthology, edited by Toni Cade Bambara, introduced readers to an astonishing new wave of voices that demanded to be heard.

A groundbreaking volume of original essays, poems, and stories, The Black Woman presented a chorus of outspoken women-novelist Alice Walker, poets Audre Lorde and Nikki Giovanni, writer Paule Marshall, activist Grace Lee Boggs, and musician Abbey Lincoln among them-who tackled issues surrounding race and sex, body image, the economy, politics, labor, and more. More than three decades later their words still resonate with truth, relevance, and insight.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Color Purple
by Alice Walker

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde
The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

Love Poems by Nikki Giovanni
Love Poems
by Nikki Giovanni

Praisesong for the Widow by Paule Marshall
Praisesong for the Widow
by Paule Marshall

Abbey Is Blue

Posted by ronn at May 6, 2005 03:58 AM