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Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women

by Patricia Bell-Scott (Editor)

Other authors: Faith Adiele (Contributor), Ai (Contributor), Patricia Bell-Scott (Contributor), Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander (Contributor), Carroll Parrott Blue (Contributor)35 more, Mélina Brown (Contributor), Paulette M. Caldwell (Contributor), Pearl Cleage (Contributor), Risë Collins (Contributor), Miriam Decosta-Willis (Contributor), Toi Derricotte (Contributor), RH Douglas (Contributor), Rita Dove (Contributor), Gwendolyn J. Dungy (Contributor), Quo Vadis Gex-Breaux (Contributor), Marcia Ann Gillespie (Foreword), Bell Hooks (Contributor), Jamaica Kincaid (Contributor), Audre Lorde (Contributor), Lois Florence Lyles (Contributor), Ann Lynn (Contributor), Carole Stewart McDonnell (Contributor), Deborah E. McDowell (Contributor), Tijuana Murray (Contributor), Tinuke Oluyomi (Contributor), Yin Quilter (Contributor), Viki Radden (Contributor), Shamara Shantu Riley (Contributor), Belvie Rooks (Contributor), Evelyn C. Rosser (Contributor), Sonia Sanchez (Contributor), Sapphire (Contributor), Ama R. Saran (Contributor), Judy Scales-Trent (Contributor), Elaine Shelly (Contributor), Glenda P. Simms (Afterword), Barbara Smith (Contributor), Eleanor Smith (Contributor), Alice Walker (Contributor), Dakota Wells (Contributor)

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Life Notes is the first collection devoted exclusively to writings from the journals, diaries, and personal notebooks of contemporary Black women by the author of the best-selling Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers and Daughters. In her foreword to this volume Marcia Ann Gillespie writes, "Keeping a journal is an extraordinarily intimate activity, sharing what we write is to allow another to peer through a delicate window where we stand without covers." In. This beautiful collection of intensely personal testimonies, 50 courageous writers illuminate the complexities of Black women's lives, offering unique reflections about self, family, intimacy, work, politics, life transitions, violation, and recovery. Among the contributors are well-known writers as well as emerging and previously unpublished writers. A diverse group, they are native daughters from three continents and the Caribbean, the youngest an eight-year-old. Nigerian girl and the oldest a sixty-five-year-old retired African American telephone operator.… (more)
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Adiele, FaithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
AiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Bennett-Alexander, Dawn D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blue, Carroll ParrottContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, MélinaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Caldwell, Paulette M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cleage, PearlContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Collins, RisëContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Decosta-Willis, MiriamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Derricotte, ToiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Dove, RitaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Gex-Breaux, Quo VadisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gillespie, Marcia AnnForewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hooks, BellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kincaid, JamaicaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Radden, VikiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Rooks, BelvieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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SapphireContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Saran, Ama R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scales-Trent, JudyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Life Notes is the first collection devoted exclusively to writings from the journals, diaries, and personal notebooks of contemporary Black women by the author of the best-selling Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers and Daughters. In her foreword to this volume Marcia Ann Gillespie writes, "Keeping a journal is an extraordinarily intimate activity, sharing what we write is to allow another to peer through a delicate window where we stand without covers." In. This beautiful collection of intensely personal testimonies, 50 courageous writers illuminate the complexities of Black women's lives, offering unique reflections about self, family, intimacy, work, politics, life transitions, violation, and recovery. Among the contributors are well-known writers as well as emerging and previously unpublished writers. A diverse group, they are native daughters from three continents and the Caribbean, the youngest an eight-year-old. Nigerian girl and the oldest a sixty-five-year-old retired African American telephone operator.

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