"Showcasing the work of literary giants like Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Alice Walker and writers whom readers may be surprised to learn were "in the life," Black Like Us is the most comprehensive collection of fiction by African American lesbian, gay and bisexual writers ever published. From the Harlem Renaissance to the Great Migration of the Depression era, from the postwar civil rights, feminist and gay liberation movements to the unabashedly complex sexual explorations that followed, Black Like Us accomplishes a sweeping survey of twentieth century American literature." -- Back cover.
1900-1950: The Harlem Renaissance -- 1950-1980: The protest era -- 1980-2000: Coming out black, like us
Foreword / Evelyn C. White -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1900-1950: The Harlem Renaissance: ''...the perfurmed orchid of the New Negro Movement."- Natalie (1898) / Alice Dunbar-Nelson - The closing door (1919) / Angelina Weld Grimkâe - Blessed assurance (1963) / Langston Hughes - Infants of the spring (1932) / Wallace Thurman - Smoke, lilies, and jade (1925) / Richard Bruce Nugent - One way to Heaven (1932) / Countee Cullen --
1950-1980: The protest era: "I dream of your freedom/as my victory..." - Boy at the window (1951) / Owen Dodson - Another country (1962) / James Baldwin - Ruby (1976) / Rosa Guy - Zami: a new spelling of my name (1982) / Audre Lorde - Aye, and Gomorrah...(1967) / Samuel R. Delany - Suzie Q (1978) / Red Jordan Arobateau - Symbols (1990) / Julie Blackwomon - This is how it happened (2000) / Alice Walker - Ecce Homo (2000) / Michelle Cliff - Women of summer (1977) / Cheryl Clarke --
1980-2000: Coming out black, like us: "now I speak and my burden is lightened...". - In the life (1987) / Becky Birtha - Bird of paradise (1992) / Alexis DeVeaux - The Gilda Stories (1991) / Jewelle Gomez - Vanishing rooms (1991) / Melvin Dixon - Dance of the cranes (1997) / Donna Allegra - A Hundred days from now (1994) / Steven Corbin - The color of trees (1992) / Canaan Parker - Coffee will make you black (1994) / April Sinclair - Captain Swing (1993) / Larry Duplechan - Invisible life (1991) / E. Lynn Harris - Soul kiss (1997) / Shay Youngblood - The serpent's gift (1994) / Helen Elaine Lee - The foundations of the earth (1992) / Randall Kenan - From the notebooks of Melanin Sun (1995) / Jacqueline Woodson - Sunday you learn how to box (2000) / Bil Wright - Traitor to the race (1995) / Darieck Scott - Whose song? (2000) / Thomas Glave - B-boy Blues (1994) / James Earl Hardy - Walking through mirrors (1998) / Brian Keith Jackson - Po man's child (1999) / Marci Blackman -- Notes -- Permissions -- Bibliography -- About the editors -- Index
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