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The Resource Father songs : testimonies by African-American sons and daughters, edited by Gloria Wade-Gayles

Father songs : testimonies by African-American sons and daughters, edited by Gloria Wade-Gayles

Label
Father songs : testimonies by African-American sons and daughters
Title
Father songs
Title remainder
testimonies by African-American sons and daughters
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gloria Wade-Gayles
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Loving, enraged, wounded, heroic. These are our fathers, our black fathers. In startlingly beautiful prose, poetry, and fiction some of our most gifted writers pay tribute to the complex relationship between sons, daughters, and the first and most important man in their lives. Some search for their fathers in painful memories that haunt them from childhood through adolescence into their own parenthood; others celebrate their fathers' lives and the gifts their fathers
  • gave them and their own children. Despite the enormous range of experiences, each writer affirms the central role this relationship has played in their lives
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gayles, Gloria Jean Wade
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Fathers and sons
  • Father figures
  • African American families
  • American literature
Label
Father songs : testimonies by African-American sons and daughters, edited by Gloria Wade-Gayles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Brief Prelude to the Songs -- Is My Daddy Here? / Marcia Dyson -- Daddy, Saved in Snatches: The Quilting / Dorothy Perry Thompson -- Excerpt from In My Father's Garden / Lee May -- Excerpt from "Are You My Father?" / Thaddeus Goodavage -- An Open Letter to My Dad / Charlie R. Braxton -- S.W.A.K. / Katie Lee Crane -- May the Circle Be Unbroken / Rebecca Carroll -- A Little Bit of Soap / Cornelius Eady -- Poem for My Father / Toi Derricotte -- Excerpt from The Big Sea / Langston Hughes -- Excerpt from A Taste of Power / Elaine Brown -- Excerpt from Parallel Time / Brent Staple -- Excerpt from Fatheralong / John Wideman -- Excerpt from Laughing in the Dark / Patrice Gaines -- Neither Forgiving nor Distant / Mary Helen Washington -- Excerpt from Every Good-bye Ain't Gone / Itabari Njeri -- Estranged / Theodore Jennings -- Father, No Longer Daddy? / Opal Palmer Adisa -- My Father's Whistle / Noliwe Rooks -- On the Distinction of "Jr." / Houston A. Baker, Jr. -- Excerpt from Bourgeois Blues / Jake Lamar -- Excerpt from Wayward Child / Addison Gayle -- Excerpt from "My Father, Myself" / Scott Minerbrook -- Dancing on My Father's Shoes / Patricia Elam Ruff -- Excerpt from Poems to My Father / Pinkie Gordon Lane -- forgiving my father / Lucille Clifton -- Excerpt from Report from Part I / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Excerpt from Zami: A New Spelling of My Name / Audre Lorde -- The World According to Claude / Anthony Walton -- The King of the Duke's Mixtures: Memories at the Corners / Sandra Y. Govan -- A Seat at the Welcome Table / Flora Wilson Bridges -- Expressions of His Love / Gail Bowman -- A Master Craftsman of Love / Ellen Finch -- In My Father's House / Manning Marable -- A Father Scarce as Hen's Teeth / Cheryl Clarke -- When the Subject Is Fathers: Two Daughters Reflect / Dilla Buckner and Jennifer Hicks -- What about Humphrey Bogart? An Alleluia for Ike / Dolores Kendrick -- My Father's Ways / Lenard D. Moore -- Looking toward Arbutus / Miriam DeCosta-Willis -- Plaiting Now My Daddy's Hair / Georgene Bess -- Excerpt from Notes of a Native Son / James Baldwin -- Excerpt from A Fire in the Bones / Albert Raboteau -- God Didn't Live in Mississippi Then... / Bettye Parker Smith -- A Final Rite / Toni Vincent -- Daddy's Little Girl / Dolores Stephens -- Dear Daddy / Ntozake Shange -- Remembering Daddy: Strong Arms and Old Songs / Walter Fluker -- Excerpt from Sweet Summer / Bebe Moore Campbell -- The Black Man of Happiness / Peter J. Harris -- "Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning" / Alice Walker -- daddy / Pearl Cleage -- Snatched from Nothingness / Lionel Arnold -- Remembering, but Judging Not / Anthony Dorsey -- My Father's House / Don Belton -- A New Understanding / Kiini Salaam -- My Daddy, the Pregnant Warrior Woman, and Me / Tayari A. Jones -- Jacques Arnold Terborg, Sr.: Our Beacon / Rosalyn Terborg-Penn -- Gifts / Judy Scales-Trent -- My "Real" Daddy's Girl / Lurma M. Rackley -- Confessions: Remembering Walter P. / Beverly Guy-Shetfall -- A Line of Storytellers / devorah major -- For Our Fathers / Carolyn M. Rodgers
Control code
ocm35842616
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780807062142
Lccn
96047802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35842616
  • (Sirsi) a585411
Label
Father songs : testimonies by African-American sons and daughters, edited by Gloria Wade-Gayles
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Brief Prelude to the Songs -- Is My Daddy Here? / Marcia Dyson -- Daddy, Saved in Snatches: The Quilting / Dorothy Perry Thompson -- Excerpt from In My Father's Garden / Lee May -- Excerpt from "Are You My Father?" / Thaddeus Goodavage -- An Open Letter to My Dad / Charlie R. Braxton -- S.W.A.K. / Katie Lee Crane -- May the Circle Be Unbroken / Rebecca Carroll -- A Little Bit of Soap / Cornelius Eady -- Poem for My Father / Toi Derricotte -- Excerpt from The Big Sea / Langston Hughes -- Excerpt from A Taste of Power / Elaine Brown -- Excerpt from Parallel Time / Brent Staple -- Excerpt from Fatheralong / John Wideman -- Excerpt from Laughing in the Dark / Patrice Gaines -- Neither Forgiving nor Distant / Mary Helen Washington -- Excerpt from Every Good-bye Ain't Gone / Itabari Njeri -- Estranged / Theodore Jennings -- Father, No Longer Daddy? / Opal Palmer Adisa -- My Father's Whistle / Noliwe Rooks -- On the Distinction of "Jr." / Houston A. Baker, Jr. -- Excerpt from Bourgeois Blues / Jake Lamar -- Excerpt from Wayward Child / Addison Gayle -- Excerpt from "My Father, Myself" / Scott Minerbrook -- Dancing on My Father's Shoes / Patricia Elam Ruff -- Excerpt from Poems to My Father / Pinkie Gordon Lane -- forgiving my father / Lucille Clifton -- Excerpt from Report from Part I / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Excerpt from Zami: A New Spelling of My Name / Audre Lorde -- The World According to Claude / Anthony Walton -- The King of the Duke's Mixtures: Memories at the Corners / Sandra Y. Govan -- A Seat at the Welcome Table / Flora Wilson Bridges -- Expressions of His Love / Gail Bowman -- A Master Craftsman of Love / Ellen Finch -- In My Father's House / Manning Marable -- A Father Scarce as Hen's Teeth / Cheryl Clarke -- When the Subject Is Fathers: Two Daughters Reflect / Dilla Buckner and Jennifer Hicks -- What about Humphrey Bogart? An Alleluia for Ike / Dolores Kendrick -- My Father's Ways / Lenard D. Moore -- Looking toward Arbutus / Miriam DeCosta-Willis -- Plaiting Now My Daddy's Hair / Georgene Bess -- Excerpt from Notes of a Native Son / James Baldwin -- Excerpt from A Fire in the Bones / Albert Raboteau -- God Didn't Live in Mississippi Then... / Bettye Parker Smith -- A Final Rite / Toni Vincent -- Daddy's Little Girl / Dolores Stephens -- Dear Daddy / Ntozake Shange -- Remembering Daddy: Strong Arms and Old Songs / Walter Fluker -- Excerpt from Sweet Summer / Bebe Moore Campbell -- The Black Man of Happiness / Peter J. Harris -- "Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning" / Alice Walker -- daddy / Pearl Cleage -- Snatched from Nothingness / Lionel Arnold -- Remembering, but Judging Not / Anthony Dorsey -- My Father's House / Don Belton -- A New Understanding / Kiini Salaam -- My Daddy, the Pregnant Warrior Woman, and Me / Tayari A. Jones -- Jacques Arnold Terborg, Sr.: Our Beacon / Rosalyn Terborg-Penn -- Gifts / Judy Scales-Trent -- My "Real" Daddy's Girl / Lurma M. Rackley -- Confessions: Remembering Walter P. / Beverly Guy-Shetfall -- A Line of Storytellers / devorah major -- For Our Fathers / Carolyn M. Rodgers
Control code
ocm35842616
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780807062142
Lccn
96047802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35842616
  • (Sirsi) a585411

Library Locations

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