Come By Here

Author: Clarence Major
Publisher: Wiley
Format: PDF, Docs
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Lavish praise for come by here "With elegant simplicity and uncommon wisdom, Clarence Major gives us not just the truth of his mother's life but the unspoken truth behind the lie of color in the American story. A compelling narrative." -- Rilla Askew, author, Fire in Beulah "A brilliant rendering of a rich and eventful life. With creative insight, love, and admiration, Major shows us how in family life down through the generations, race really matters." -- Andrew Billingsley, author, Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Enduring Legacy of African American Families Critical acclaim for Clarence Major "Clarence Major has a remarkable mind and the talent to match." -- Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate "One of America's most gifted and versatile writers." -- Library Journal

The Art and Life of Clarence Major

Author: Keith Eldon Byerman
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820330558
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Clarence Major is an award-winning painter, fiction writer, and poet-as well as an essayist, editor, anthologist, lexicographer, and memoirist. He has been part of twenty-eight group exhibitions, has had fifteen one-man shows, and has published fourteen collections of poetry and nine works of fiction. The author traces Major's life and career from his complex family history in Georgia through his encounters with important literary and artistic figures in Chicago and New York to his present status as a respected writer, artist, teacher, and scholar living in California.

Near Black

Author: Baz Dreisinger
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558496750
Format: PDF, ePub
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'Near Black' offers a provocative look at the shifting contours of racial identity in America. The text explores the often ignored history of what she calls 'reverse racial passing' by looking at the broad spectrum of short stories, novels, films, autobiographies, and pop-culture discourse that depict whites passing for black.

THE VOICES FROM THE MARGINS Authentic Recorded Life Stories by Former Slaves from 17 American States

Author: Work Projects Administration
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027225051
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "THE VOICES FROM THE MARGINS: Authentic Recorded Life Stories by Former Slaves from 17 American States". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Step back in time and meet everyday people from another era: This edition brings to you the complete collection of hundreds of life stories, incredible vivid testimonies of former slaves from 17 U.S. southern states, including photos of the people being interviewed and their extraordinary narratives. After the end of Civil War in 1865, more than four million slaves were set free. There were several efforts to record the remembrances of the former slaves. The Federal Writers' Project was one such project by the United States federal government to support writers during the Great Depression by asking them to interview and record the myriad stories and experiences of slavery of former slaves. The resulting collection preserved hundreds of life stories from 17 U.S. states that would otherwise have been lost in din of modernity and America's eagerness to deliberately forget the blot on its recent past. Contents: Alabama Arkansas Florida Georgia Indiana Kansas Kentucky Maryland Mississippi Missouri North Carolina Ohio Oklahoma South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia

The Rich Part of Life

Author: Jim Kokoris
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429976435
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Teddy Pappas is an eleven-year-old boy forced into maturity before his time. He lives with his younger brother and their eccentric Civil War historian father, a man more comfortable with discussing Confederate footwear than what kind of day his sons had. Their lives have been quiet for a year since the real lifeblood of their household, Teddy's mother, died in a tragic car accident. On the one-year anniversary of her death, Teddy's stoic father plays his wife's favorite lottery numbers in a tender, uncharacteristic act. When it turns out that the family holds the $190 million winning ticket, their world is instantly transformed. Seemingly overnight, a host of colorful characters demands their attention, including Teddy's hilarious aunt and uncle, a beautiful divorcée, a desperate former soap opera star, and a menacing stranger who threatens the very core of the family. As events spiral out of control, the family struggles to discover what "the rich part of life" really is. Featuring a unique father-child bond, Jim Kokoris's moving first novel is flavored with the rich characterizations and poignant charm of early John Irving. Creating the perfect balance of humor and pathos, Kokoris takes us on an unforgettable journey through the ups and downs of this revelation of unexpected wealth.