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Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writings by… (1992)

by Margaret Busby (Editor)

Other authors: Opal Palmer Adisa (Contributor), Abena Adomako (Contributor), Ama Ata Aidoo (Contributor), Grace Akello (Contributor), Zaynab Alkali (Contributor)200 more, Ifi Amadiume (Contributor), Maya Angelou (Contributor), Red Jordan Arobateau (Contributor), Iiola Ashundie (Contributor), Mariama Ba (Contributor), Baba (Contributor), Toni Cade Bambara (Contributor), Valerie Belgrave (Contributor), Gwendolyn B Bennett (Contributor), Louise Bennett (Contributor), Julia Berger (Contributor), Eulalia Bernard (Contributor), Mwana Kupona binti Msham (Contributor), Ayse Bircan (Contributor), Becky Birtha (Contributor), Valerie Bloom (Contributor), Marita Bonner (Contributor), Dionne Brand (Contributor), Jean Binta Breeze (Contributor), Erna Brodber (Contributor), Gwendolyn Brooks (Contributor), Barbara Burford (Contributor), Annie L. Burton (Contributor), Abena P.A. Busia (Contributor), Dinah Anuli Butler (Contributor), Octavia E. Butler (Contributor), Joan Cambridge (Contributor), Adelaide Casely-Hayford (Contributor), Marie Chauvet (Contributor), Alice Childress (Contributor), Michelle Cliff (Contributor), Lucille Clifton (Contributor), Merle Collins (Contributor), Maryse Conde (Contributor), Anna J. Cooper (Contributor), J. California Cooper (Contributor), Jayne Cortez (Contributor), Christine Craig (Contributor), Jane Tapsubei Creider (Contributor), Tsitsi Dangarembga (Contributor), Angela Y. Davis (Contributor), Thadious M. Davis (Contributor), Carolina Maria de Jesus (Contributor), Virginia Brindis de Salas (Contributor), Noémia de Sousa (Contributor), Lucy A. Delaney (Contributor), Nafissatou Diallo (Contributor), Alda do Espirito Santo (Contributor), Rita Dove (Contributor), Mabel Dove-Danquah (Contributor), Kate Drumgoold (Contributor), Alice Dunbar-Nelson (Contributor), Zee Edgell (Contributor), Angelika Eisenbrandt (Contributor), Zilpha Elaw (Contributor), Elizabeth (Contributor), Buchi Emecheta (Contributor), Mari Evans (Contributor), Jessie Redmon Fauset (Contributor), Aline Franca (Contributor), Henrietta Fullor (Contributor), Amy Jacques Garvey (Contributor), Beryl Gilroy (Contributor), Nikki Giovanni (Contributor), Vivian Glover (Contributor), Marita Golden (Contributor), Jewelle Gomez (Contributor), Pilar Lopez Gonzales (Contributor), Lorna Goodison (Contributor), Serena Gordon (Contributor), Hattie Gossett (Contributor), Angelina Weld Grimke (Contributor), Charlotte Forten Grimke (Contributor), Rosa Guy (Contributor), Lorraine Hansberry (Contributor), Frances E.W. Harper (Contributor), Iyamide Hazeley (Contributor), Bessie Head (Contributor), Georgina Herrera (Contributor), Saida Herzi (Contributor), Merle Hodge (Contributor), Billie Holiday (Contributor), Bell Hooks (Contributor), Pauline E. Hopkins (Contributor), Amelia Blossom House (Contributor), Gloria T Hull (Contributor), Marsha Hunt (Contributor), Kristin Hunter (Contributor), Zora Neale Hurston (Contributor), Noni Jabavu (Contributor), Mattie J. Jackson (Contributor), Harriet Jacobs (Contributor), Jenneba Sie Jalloh (Contributor), Alice Perry Johnson (Contributor), Amryl Johnson (Contributor), Georgia Douglas Johnson (Contributor), Claudia Jones (Contributor), Gayl Jones (Contributor), Marion Patrick Jones (Contributor), June Jordan (Contributor), Jackie Kay (Contributor), Kebbedesh (Contributor), Caroline Ntseliseng Khaketla (Contributor), Yelena Khanga (Contributor), Jamaica Kincaid (Contributor), Ellen Kuzwayo (Contributor), Aquah Laluah (Contributor), Alda Lara (Contributor), Nella Larsen (Contributor), Andrea Lee (Contributor), Audre Lorde (Contributor), Annette M'Baye (Contributor), Naomi Long Madgett (Contributor), Lina Magaia (Contributor), Barbara Makhalisa (Contributor), Zindzi Mandela (Contributor), Paule Marshall (Contributor), Una Marson (Contributor), Elise Johnson McDougald (Contributor), Terry McMillan (Contributor), Pauline Melville (Contributor), Louise Meriwether (Contributor), Gcina Mhlope (Contributor), Mary Monroe (Contributor), Anne Moody (Contributor), Pamela Mordecai (Contributor), Nancy Morejon (Contributor), Toni Morrison (Contributor), Micere Githae Mugo (Contributor), Pauli Murray (Contributor), Gloria Naylor (Contributor), Citeku Ndaaya (Contributor), Womi Bright Neal (Contributor), Lauretta Ngcobo (Contributor), Grace Nichols (Contributor), Nisa (Contributor), Rebeka Njau (Contributor), Flora Nwapa (Contributor), Sekai Nzenza (Contributor), Grace Ogot (Contributor), Molara Ogundipe-Leslie (Contributor), May Opitz (Contributor), Gabriela Pearse (Contributor), Ann Petry (Contributor), Marlene Nourbese Philip (Contributor), J.J. Phillips (Contributor), Ann Plato (Contributor), Velma Pollard (Contributor), Aida Cartagena Portalatin (Contributor), Marsha Prescod (Contributor), Mary Prince (Contributor), Nancy Gardner Prince (Contributor), Christine Douts Qunta (Contributor), Joan Riley (Contributor), Carolyn M. Rodgers (Contributor), Astrid Roemer (Contributor), Marta Rojas (Contributor), Lucinda Roy (Contributor), Jacqueline Rudet (Contributor), Kristina Rungano (Contributor), Sandi Russell (Contributor), Sonia Sanchez (Contributor), Simone Schwarz-Bart (Contributor), Mary Seacole (Contributor), Mabel Segun (Contributor), Olive Senior (Contributor), Dulcie September (Contributor), Ntozake Shange (Contributor), Joyce Sikakane (Contributor), Zulu Sofola (Contributor), Aminata Sow Fall (Contributor), Anne Spencer (Contributor), Eintou Pearl Springer (Contributor), Maria W. 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From all over the world, this is a collection of works from two hundred women writers of African descent, including: Toni Cade Bambara, Gwendolyn Brooks, Alice Childress, Maryse Conde, Aldo do Espirito Santo, Marita Golden, Pilar Lopez Gonzales, June Jordan, Terry McMillan, Queen of Sheba, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Phillis Weatley, and many, many others.… (more)
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Busby, MargaretEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adisa, Opal PalmerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adomako, AbenaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aidoo, Ama AtaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Akello, GraceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alkali, ZaynabContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Amadiume, IfiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Ba, MariamaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
BabaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Belgrave, ValerieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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From all over the world, this is a collection of works from two hundred women writers of African descent, including: Toni Cade Bambara, Gwendolyn Brooks, Alice Childress, Maryse Conde, Aldo do Espirito Santo, Marita Golden, Pilar Lopez Gonzales, June Jordan, Terry McMillan, Queen of Sheba, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Phillis Weatley, and many, many others.

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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • TRADITIONAL AFRICAN POEMS
    • Bemba
      • Initiation Song of Girls
    • Xhosa (South Africa)
      • Love Song of a Girl
    • Kipsigi
      • Girls’ Secret Love Song
    • Didinga
      • Song for Dance of Young Girls
    • Somalia
      • A Woman Sings of Her Love
    • Kgatla (Botswana)
      • “I Am Your Betrothed”
    • Yao
      • Taunts of Old Women to a Pregnant Wife
    • Sudan
      • A Mother to Her First-Born
    • Akan (Ghana)
      • Lullaby
    • Khoikhoi (South Africa)
      • A Mother Praises Her Baby
    • Loma
      • Mother’s Song
    • Dahomey/Benin
      • Chorus Sung by Co-Wives to One Another
    • Akan (Ghana)
      • Love Song
    • Kgatla
      • Lullaby of an Abandoned Mother
    • Amhara (Ethiopia)
      • Household Song
    • Ethiopia
      • Trousers of Wind
    • ChiChewa and ChiTumbuka (Malawi)
      • Two Pounding Songs
    • Tigray
      • Grinding Song
  • ANCIENT EGYPTIAN
    • Love Songs
  • HATSHEPSUT, Ancient Egypt 1501-1447 BC
    • Speech of the Queen
  • MAKEDA, QUEEN OF SHEBA, Ethiopia fl. 10thcentury BC
    • On the Wisdom of Solomon
  • LUCY TERRY, USA c. 1730-1821
    • Bars Fight (1746)
  • PHILLIS WHEATLEY, Senegal/USA c. 1753-84
    • On Being Brought from Africa to America
    • To S.M., a Young African Painter
    • To the Earl of Dartmouth
    • Liberty and Peace (1794)
  • ELIZABETH, USA 1766-after 1863
    • From Memoir of Old Elizabeth (1863)
  • MARY PRINCE, Bermuda/England c. 1788-after 1833
    • From The History of Mary Prince (1831)
  • ZILPHA ELAW, USA c. 1790-after 1846
    • From Memoirs of Life … of Mrs. Zilpha Elaw (1846)
  • SOJOURNER TRUTH, USA c. 1797-1883
    • Ain’t I a Woman? (1852)
    • Speech to American Equal Rights Association (1867)
  • NANCY GARDNER PRINCE, USA 1799-?
    • From A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince (1853)
  • MARIA W. STEWART, USA 1803-79
    • On African Rights and Liberty (1833)
  • MARY SEACOLE, Jamaica/UK 1805-81
    • From Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands (1857)
  • HARRIET E. WILSON, USA c. 1808-c. 1870
    • From Our Nig; or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black (1859)
  • MWANA KUPONA BINTI MSHAM, Kenya 1810-60
    • From Poem of Mwana Kupona
  • HARRIET JACOBS (LINDA BRENT), USA c.1815-97
    • From Incidentsin the Life of a Slave Girl (1865)
  • ANN PLATO, USA c. 1820-?
    • To the First of August
  • HARRIET TUBMAN, USA ?1821-1913
    • Letter (1896)
    • Petition (1896)
  • HENRIETTA FULLOR, USA/Liberia fl. 1849
    • Letter to a Slaveholder (1849)
  • FRANCES E. W. HARPER, USA 1825-1911
    • She’s Free!
    • The Slave Auction
    • Bury Me in a Free Land
    • A Double Standard
    • Miss Watkins and the Constitution (1859)
    • From Iola Leroy; or Shadows Uplifted (1893)
  • LUCY A. DELANEY, USA ?1820s-?
    • From From the Darkness Cometh the Light (c. 1891)
  • CHARLOTTE FORTEN (GRIMKÉ), USA 1837-1914
    • From The Journal of Charlotte Forten
    • Life on the Sea Islands (1864)
    • A Parting Hymn
  • BETHANY VENEY, USA fl. 1889
    • From The Narrative of Bethany Veney (1889)
  • MATTIE J. JACKSON, USA 1846-?
    • From The Story of Mattie J. Jackson (1866)
  • SUSIE KING TAYLOR, USA 1848-1912
    • From Reminiscences of My Life in Camp (1902)
  • PAULINE E. HOPKINS (SARAH A. ALLEN), USA 1859-1930
    • From Contending Forces (1900)
  • ANNA J. COOPER, USA 1859-1964
    • From A Voice from the South (1892)
  • ANNIE L. BURTON, USA c. 1860-?
    • From Memories of Childhood’s Slavery Days (1909)
  • KATE DRUMGOOLD, USA ?1860s-?
    • From A Slave Girl’s Story (1898)
  • IDA B. WELLS (BARNETT), USA 1862-1931
    • Spell It with a Capital (1878)
  • MARY CHURCH TERRELL, USA 1863-1954
    • Letter to the Editor of the Washington Post (1949)
  • ADELAIDE CASELY-HAYFORD, Sierra Leone 1868-1959
    • Mista Courifer (1960)
  • ALICE DUNBAR-NELSON, USA 1875-1935
    • The Woman
    • From a Woman’s Point of View (1926)
    • I Sit and Sew
  • BABA, Nigeria c. 1877-1951
    • From Baba of Karo: A Woman of the Muslim House (1954)
  • ANGELINA WELD GRIMKÉ, USA 1880-1958
    • The Black Finger
    • At April
  • JESSIE REDMON FAUSET, USA 1882-1961
    • Oriflamme
    • Dead Fires
    • From Plum Bun (1928)
  • ANNE SPENCER, USA 1882-1975
    • Letter to My Sister
    • White Things
    • Lady, Lady
  • ELISE JOHNSON McDOUGALD, USA 1885-1971
    • From The Double Task (1925)
  • GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON, USA 1886-1966
    • I Want to Die While You Love Me
    • The Heart of a Woman
    • Black Woman
    • Cosmopolite
    • Celibacy
  • ZORA NEALE HURSTON, USA 1891-1960
    • From Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)
    • From Mules and Men (1935)
  • NELLA LARSEN, USA 1893-1964
    • From Quicksand (1928)
    • From Passing (1929)
  • AMY JACQUES GARVEY, Jamaica 1896-1973
    • Women as Leaders (1925)
  • MARITA BONNER, USA 1899-1971
    • On Being Young—a Woman—and Colored (1925)
  • GWENDOLYN B. BENNETT, USA 1902-81
    • To a Dark Girl
    • Hatred
    • Advice
  • GLADYS MAY CASELY-HAYFORD (“AQUAH LALUAH”), Ghana/SierraLeone 1904-50
    • The Serving Girl
    • Junior Geography Lesson
    • To My Mother
    • The Ideal
    • Distance
    • The Might Have Been
  • UNA MARSON, Jamaica 1905-65
    • Kinky Hair Blues
    • Brown Baby Blues
  • MABEL DOVE-DANQUAH, Ghana 1910-
    • Anticipation (1947)
  • PAULI MURRAY, USA 1910-85
    • Ruth
  • VIRGINIA BRINDIS DE SALAS, Uruguay ?1910s-
    • Song for a South American Black Boy
  • ANN PETRY, USA 1911-
    • From TheStreet (1958)
  • DOROTHY WEST, USA 1912-
    • From The Living is Easy (1948)
  • CAROLINA MARIA DE JESÚS, Brazil 1913-77
    • From Beyond All Pity (1960)
  • ELLEN KUZWAYO, South Africa 1914-
    • The Reward of Waiting, from Sit Down and Listen (1990)
  • BILLIE HOLIDAY, USA 1915-1959
    • From Lady Sings the Blues (1956)
  • CLAUDIA JONES, Trinidad 1915-1964
    • From An End to the Neglect of the Problems of Negro Women! (1949)
  • MARGARET WALKER, USA 1915-
    • For My People
    • Lineage
  • GWENDOLYN BROOKS, USA 1917-
    • To Black Women
    • From Maud Martha (1953)
  • MARIE CHAUVET, Haiti 1917-75
    • From Amour, colère et folie (1968)
  • CAROLINE NTSELISENG KHAKETLA, Lesotho 1918-
    • The White and the Black
  • AÍDA CARTAGENA PORTALTÍN, Dominican Republic 1918-
    • Black Autumn
  • LOUISE BENNETT, Jamaica 1919-
    • Back to Africa
  • ALICE CHILDRESS, USA 1920-
    • Like One of the Family
    • The Pocketbook Game, from Like One of the Family (1956)
  • NISA, Botswana c. 1921-
    • From Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman (1981)
  • NONI JABAVU, South Africa c. 1921-
    • From The Ochre People (1963)
  • NAOMI LONG MADGETT, USA 1923-
    • New Day
    • Black Woman
  • MARI EVANS, USA 1923-
    • I Am a Black Woman
    • Where Have You Gone
  • LOUISE MERIWETHER, USA 1923-
    • A Happening in Barbados
  • BERYL GILROY, Guyana 1924-
    • From Frangipani House (1986)
  • EFUA SUTHERLAND, Ghana 1924-
    • New Life at Kyerefaso (1957)
  • ROSA GUY, Trinidad/USA 1925-
    • From A Measure of Time (1983)
  • ALDA DO ESPÍRTO SANTO, São Tomé 1926-
    • The Same Side of the Canoe
  • NOÉMIA DE SOUSA, Mozambique 1927-
    • If You Want to Know Me
  • ANNETTE M’BAYE, Senegal 1927-
    • Silhouette (1978)
  • MAYA ANGELOU, USA 1928-
    • A Good Woman Feeling Bad
    • Reunion
  • SYLVIA WYNTER, Jamaica 1928-
    • From The Hills of Hebron (1962)
  • MARIAMA BÂ, Senegal 1929-81
    • From So Long a Letter (1981)
  • CITÈKÙ NDAAYA, Zaïre 1929?-
    • From Ndaaya’s Kàsàla (1978)
  • PAULE MARSHALL, Barbados/USA 1929-
    • To Da-Duh, In Memoriam
  • LORRAINE HANSBERRY, USA 1930-65
    • From A Raisin in the Sun (1959)
  • ALDA LARA, Angola 1930-1962
    • Testament
  • GRACE OGOT, Kenya 1930-
    • The Rain Came
  • MABEL SEGUN, Nigeria 1930-
    • The Pigeon-Hole (1962)
    • Polygamy – Ancient and Modern
  • CHARITY WACIUMA, Kenya? 1930s-
    • From Daughter of Mumbi (1969)
  • LOURDES TEODORO, Brazil ?1930s-
    • The Generation of Fear (1978)
  • TONI CADE BAMBARA, USA 1931-
    • Maggie of the Green Bottles
  • KRISTIN HUNTER, USA 1931-
    • From God Bless the Child (1968)
  • TONI MORRISON, USA 1931-
    • From Beloved (1987)
  • FLORA NWAPA, Nigeria 1931-
    • This is Lagos
  • LAURETTA NGCOBO, South Africa 1931-
    • From And They Didn’t Die (1990)
  • MARTA ROJAS (RODRIGUEZ), Cuba 1931-
    • From Rey Spencer’s Swing
  • ALICE PERRY JOHNSON, USA/Liberia 1932-
    • The Beginning of a Kpelle Woman
  • REBEKA NJAU, Kenya 1932-
    • From Ripples in the Pool (1975)
  • ADAORA LILY ULASI, Nigeria ?1932-
    • From Many Things Begin for Change (1971)
  • MIRIAM TLALI, South Africa 1933-
    • “Go in Peace, Tobias Son of Opperman”
  • MARION PATRICK JONES, Trinidad 1934-
    • From J’Ouvert Morning (1976)
  • AUDRE LORDE, USA 1934-92
    • What My Child Learns of the Sea
    • Generation
  • SONIA SANCHEZ, USA 1934-
    • Just Don’t Never Give Up on Love
  • ZULU SOFOLA, Nigeria 1935-
    • From The Sweet Trap (1977)
  • LUCILLE CLIFTON, USA 1936-
    • Miss Rosie
  • JAYNE CORTEZ, USA 1936-
    • Consultation
    • Push Back the Catastrophes
    • Jazz Fan Looks Back
  • GEORGINA HERRERA, Cuba 1936-
    • Child Asleep
    • Cradle
    • That Way of Dying
  • JUNE JORDAN, USA 1936-
    • Declaration of an Independence I Would Just as Soon Not Have
  • AWA THIAM, Mali 1936-
    • From Black Sisters, Speak Out (1986)
  • MARYSE CONDÉ, Guadeloupe 1937-
    • From A Season in Rihata (1988)
  • BESSIE HEAD, South Africa 1937-86
    • The Woman from America
    • Old Woman
    • The Special One
  • VELMA POLLARD, Jamaica 1937-
    • Bitterland
    • From Considering Woman (1989)
  • SIMONE SCHWARZ-BART, Guadeloupe 1938-
    • From The Bridge of Beyond (1974)
  • ERNA BRODBER, Jamaica 1940-
    • From Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home (1980)
  • ANN MOODY, USA? 1941-
    • From Coming of Age in Mississippi (1968)
  • NAFISSATOU DIALLO, Senegal 1941-82
    • From Fary, Princess of Tiali (1987)
  • ZEE EDGELL, Belize 1941-
    • From Beka Lamb (1982)
  • AMINATA SOW-FALL, Senegal 1941-
    • From The Beggars’ Strike (1981)
  • AMA ATA AIDOO, Ghana 1942-
    • Two Sisters
  • PAMELA MORDECAI, Jamaica 1942-
    • Tell Me
    • For Eyes to Bless You
  • CAROLYN M. RODGERS, USA 1942-
    • Poem for Some Black Women
  • PILAR LÓPEZ GONZÀLES, Cuba 1942-
    • It Was All Mama’s Fault
  • HATTIE GOSSETT, USA 1942-
    • world view
  • MICERE GITHAE MUGO, Kenya 1942-
    • Where Are Those Songs?
  • EULALIA BERNARD, Costa Rica 1940s-
    • We are the Nation of Threes
    • Metamorphosis of Your Memory
  • CHRISTINE CRAIG, Jamaica 1943-
    • The Chain
  • JOYCE SIKAKANE, South Africa 1943-
    • From A Window on Soweto (1977)
  • OLIVE SENIOR, Jamaica 1943-
    • Love Orange
  • NIKKI GIOVANNI, USA 1943-
    • On Hearing “The Girl with the Flaxen Hair”
    • Nikki-Rosa
  • ANGELA Y. DAVIS, USA 1944-
    • Let Us All Rise Together: Radical Perspectives on Empowerment for Afro-American Women
  • THADIOUS M. DAVIS, USA 1944-
    • Asante Sana, Te Te (1981)
  • GLORIA T. HULL, USA 1944-
    • At My Age
    • Somebody, Some Body
  • EINTOU PEARL SPRINGER, Trinidad 1940s-
    • Women Over 30
  • MERLE HODGE, Trinidad 1944-
    • From Crick Crack Monkey (1970)
  • AMRYL JOHNSON, Trinidad 1940s-
    • Yardstick
    • Granny in de Market Place
  • RED JORDAN AROBATEAU, USA ?1944-
    • Nobody’s People
  • JOAN CAMBRIDGE, Guyana ?1940s-
    • From Clarise Cumberbatch Want to Go Home (1987)
  • J. CALIFORNIA COOPER, USA ?1940s-
    • Swingers and Squares
  • JANE TAPSUBEI CREIDER, Kenya ?1940s-
    • From Two Lives: My Spirit and I (1986)
  • BARBARA MAKHALISA, Zimbabwe ?1940s-
    • Different Values
  • MYRIAM WARNER-VIEYRA, Guadeloupe ?1940s-
    • From As the Sorcerer Said (1980)
  • AMELIA BLOSSOM HOUSE, South Africa ?1940s-
    • Sacrifice
    • We Still Dance
  • IFI AMADIUME, Nigeria 1940s-
    • From Afrikan Matriarchal Foundations (1987)
  • GRACE AKELLO, Uganda ?1940s-
    • Encounter (1986)
  • LINA MAGAIA, Mozambique ?1940s-
    • The Pregnant Well, from Dumba Nengue (1989)
  • ALICE WALKER, USA 1944-
    • Nineteen Fifty-Five
  • NANCY MOREJÓ, Cuba 1944-
    • Looking Within
    • Coffee
    • Mother
    • Black Woman
  • BUCHI EMECHETA, Nigeria 1944-
    • From The Joys of Motherhood (1979)
  • J. J. PHILLIPS, USA 1944-
    • From Mojo Hand (1966)
  • SHERLEY ANNE WILLIAMS, USA 1944-
    • From Dessa Rose (1987)
  • BARBARA BURFORD, England 1945-
    • Miss Jessie
  • VALERIE BELGRAVE, Trinidad 1940s-
    • From Ti Marie (1988)
  • MICHELLE CLIFF, Jamaica 1946-
    • From No Telephone to Heaven (1987)
  • MARSHA HUNT, USA 1946-
    • From Joy (1990)
  • SANDI RUSSELL, USA 1946-
    • Sister
  • MARLENE NOURBESE PHILIP, Tobago 1947-
    • Burn Sugar
  • OCTAVIA E. BUTLER, USA 1947-
    • From Kindred (1979)
  • VIVIAN GLOVER, USA 1947-
    • From The First Fig Tree (1987)
  • LORNA GODDISON, Jamaica 1947-
    • I Am Becoming My Mother
    • Guinea Woman
    • Nanny
  • ASTRID ROEMER, Surinam/Netherlands 1947-
    • From A Name for Love (1987)
  • ELEAN THOMAS, Jamaica 1947-
    • Josina
    • Black Woman’s Love Song
  • PAULINE MELVILLE, England/Guyana 1940s-
    • Beyond the Pale
    • Mixed
  • BECKY BIRTHA, USA 1948-
    • Johnnieruth
  • NTOZAKE SHANGE, USA 1948-
    • aw, babee, you so pretty
  • ZOË WICOMB, South Africa 1948-
    • You Can’t Get Lost in Cape Town
  • JEWELLEL GOMEZ, USA 1948-
    • A Swimming Lesson
  • ’MOLARA OGUNDIPE-LESLIE, Nigeria 1949-
    • tendril love of africa
    • Bird-song
    • Yoruba Love
  • ALINE FRANÇA, Brazil ?1949-
    • From The Woman from Aleduma (1981)
  • GAYL JONES, USA 1949-
    • Ensinança
  • JAMAICA KINCAID, Antigua 1949-
    • From Annie John (1985)
  • KEBBEDESH, Tigray ?1950-
    • “No one knew more about women’s oppression than I did…” in Sweeter Than Honey: Testimonies of Tigrayan Women (1989)
  • SAIDA HERZI, Somalia ?1950s-
    • Against the Pleasure Principle
  • ZAYNAB ALKALI, Nigeria 1950-
    • From The Stillborn (1988)
  • MERLE COLLINS, Grenada 1950-
    • The Walk
  • GRACE NICHOLS, Guyana 1950-
    • Praise Song for My Mother
    • Skin-Teeth
    • Grease
    • From Whole of a Morning Sky (1986)
  • GLORIA NAYLOR, USA 1950-
    • From The Women of Brewster Place
  • MARITA GOLDEN, USA ?1950-
    • From A Woman’s Place
  • CHRISTINE (DOUTS) QUNTA, South Africa 1952-
    • The know
    • The procession
  • RITA DOVE, USA 1952-
    • The Zulus, from Fifth Sunday (1985)
  • TERRY McMILLAN, USA 1951-
    • From Mama (1987)
  • MARY MONROE, USA ?1950s-
    • From The Upper Room (1985)
  • MICHELE WALLACE, USA 1952-
    • From Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman (1978)
  • BELL HOOKS, USA 1952-
    • From Talking Back: Thinking Feminist—Thinking Black (1989)
  • MARSHA PRESCOD, Trinidad/England1950s-
    • Auntie Vida’s Hair Salon
    • Exiles
  • DIONNE BRAND, Trinidad/Canada1953-
    • Canto XIII, from Primitive Offensive (1982)
  • ANDREA LEE, USA ?1950s-
    • From Sarah Phillips (1984)
  • SEKAI NZENZA, Zimbabwe ?1950s-
    • From Zimbabwean Woman: My Own Story (1988)
  • DULCIE SEPTEMBER, South Africa 1953-88
    • A Split Society—Fast Sounds on the Horizon
  • ABENA P. A. BUSIA, Ghana 1953-
    • Exiles
    • “Though I Have Sworn”
    • Liberation
  • ANGELIKA EISENBRANDT, Germany ?1953-
    • “Suddenly I knew what I wanted” in Farbe Bekennen
  • OPAL PALMER ADISA, Jamaica 1954-
    • Duppy Get Her
  • AYSE BIRCAN, Turkey 1954-
    • Black and Turkish
  • WOMI BRIGHT NEAL, Liberia 1954-
    • The Weeping Tree
  • VÉRONIQUE TADJO, Coté d’Ivoire [sic] 1955-
    • Five Poems
  • LUCINDA ROY, England ?1956-
    • Points of View
    • If You Know Black Hair
  • IIOLA ASHUNDIE, St. Kitts/England 1956-
    • Mother of Mine
  • VALERIE BLOOM, Jamaica 1956-
    • Carry-go-bring-come
  • JEAN BINTA BREEZE, Jamaica 1956-
    • Riddym Ravings
  • IYAMIDÉ HAZELEY, England/Sierra Leone 1957-
    • Women of Courage
    • When You Have Emptied Our Calabashes
    • Political Union
  • JOAN RILEY, Jamaica 1959-
    • From The Unbelonging (1985)
  • ZINDZI MANDELA, South Africa 1959-
    • I Waited for You Last Night
  • GCINA MHLOPE, South Africa 1959-
    • Nokulunga’s Wedding
  • MAUD SULTER, Scotland 1960-
    • As a Blackwoman
  • DINAH ANULI BUTLER, England 1960-
    • To My Father
  • TSITSI DANGAREMBGA, Zimbabwe 1959-
    • From Nervous Conditions (1988)
  • MAY OPITZ (AYIM), Germany ?1961-
    • Departure in Farbe Bekennen
    • Afro-German in Farbe Bekennen
    • Afro-German II in Farbe Bekennen
  • JACKIE KAY, Scotland 1961-
    • Diary of Days for Adjoa
  • JACQUELINE RUDET, Dominica/England 1962-
    • From Basin (1985)
  • GABRIELA PEARSE, Colombia/England 1962-
    • Today
  • YELENA KHANGA, Russia 1962-
    • Black Russian
  • ABENA ADOMAKO, German ?1963-
    • Mother: Afro-German, Father: Ghananian in Farbe Bekennen
  • KRISTINA RUNGANO, Zimbabwe 1963-
    • The Woman
  • JENNEBA SIE JALLOH, Britain 1964-
    • Alternate Heartbeats
  • JULIA BERGER, Germany 1969-
    • “I do the same things other do” in Farbe Bekennen
  • SERENA GORDER, England 1972-
    • Into the Light
  • Sources and Individual Works by Authors
  • Bibliography of Further Reading
  • Geographical Listing of Authors
  • Copyrights and Permissions
  • Index
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