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Speak My Name: Black Men on Masculinity and the American Dream

edited by Don Belton
Format
Book
Published
Boston : Beacon Press, c1995.
Language
English
ISBN
0807009369
Contents
  • Introduction: speak my name / Don Belton
  • Part one. How does it feel to be a problem? How does it feel to be a problem? / Trey Ellis
  • Confessions of a nice Negro, or why I shaved my head / Robin D.G. Kelley
  • The night I was nobody / John Edgar Wideman
  • On violence / David Nicholson
  • Why must a Black writer write about sex? (excerpt) / Dany Laferriere
  • Albert Murray on stage: an interview / Louis Edwards
  • Part two. Playing hardball. Mr. Brown and the sweet science / Randall Kenan
  • Playing hardball (from Colored people) / Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • On the distinction of "Jr." / Houston A. Baker, Jr.
  • A mighty good man / Dennis A. Williams
  • Shades / William Henry Lewis
  • A turn for the worse / Bruce Morrow
  • Part three. Go home to your wife. Go home to your wife / Cecil Brown
  • My mother and Mitch / Clarence Major
  • A liar in love / Quinn Eli
  • The sexual diversion: the Black man/Black woman debate in context / Derrick Bell
  • Music, darkrooms, and Cuba / Richard Perry
  • Part four. Our lives together. Cool brother (from Out of the madness) / Jerrold Ladd
  • Palm wine / Reginald McKnight
  • The Black family / Amiri Baraka
  • Fade to Black: once upon a time in multiracial America / Joe Wood
  • Where we live: a conversation with Essex Hemphill and Isaac Julien / Don Belton
  • Part five. Heroes. Voodoo for Charles / Don Belton
  • The Black man: hero / Walter Mosley
  • Pain and glory: some thoughts on my father / Quincy Troupe
  • Race, rage, and intellectual development: a personal journey / Haki R. Madhubuti
  • Rickydoc: the Black man as hero / Arthur Flowers.
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xiii, 272 p. ; 24 cm.
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