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The Resource Flat-footed truths : telling Black women's lives, edited and with an introduction by Patricia Bell-Scott with Juanita Johnson-Bailey

Flat-footed truths : telling Black women's lives, edited and with an introduction by Patricia Bell-Scott with Juanita Johnson-Bailey

Label
Flat-footed truths : telling Black women's lives
Title
Flat-footed truths
Title remainder
telling Black women's lives
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Patricia Bell-Scott with Juanita Johnson-Bailey
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The third section, which affirms lives of resistance, has, among other works, Audre Lorde's acclaimed essay "Poetry Is Not a Luxury." The final chapters, focusing on transformed lives, include an insightful interview with Sonia Sanchez
  • To tell the flat-footed truth is a southern saying that means to tell the naked truth. This revealing and inspiring anthology brings together twenty-seven creative spirits who, through essays, interviews, poetry, and photographic images, tell about Black women's artistic lives. In the opening section that discusses the risks involved in sharing your life with others, Sapphire tells us about the challenges she has faced in recording her experiences when she has never known any validation that her life was important. The next section is concerned with rekindling the lives of those who have been lost or neglected, with examples such as Alice Walker's search for the real story of Zora Neale Hurston
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.48/896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1154
LC item number
.F55 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bell-Scott, Patricia
  • Johnson-Bailey, Juanita
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minority women
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Women, Black
Label
Flat-footed truths : telling Black women's lives, edited and with an introduction by Patricia Bell-Scott with Juanita Johnson-Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword / Marcia Ann Gillespie -- Telling flat-footed truths: an introduction / Patricia Bell-Scott -- In her chair [photo] / Dorothy Graves -- Self-portraits [photo] / Gilda Snowden -- If you lose your pen / Ruth Forman -- Writing autobiography / bell hooks -- Sapphire: the artist as witness / Patricia Bell-Scott -- Harriet Ann Buckley: an artist storyteller / Juanita Johnson-Bailey -- Autobiography / Marita Golden -- I sell the shadow to support the substance [photo] / Sojourner Truth -- Through the storm, through the night / Brenda Faye Bell -- Looking for Zora / Alice Walker -- The brass bed / Pearl Cleage -- To Miss Ida Bee with love / Miriam DeCosta-Willis -- Representing truth: Sojourner Truth's knowing and becoming known / Nell Irvin Painter -- Legacy/repeat after me / Akasha (Gloria) Hull
  • Indian blood [phptp] / Robbie McCauley -- I am writing this / Elaine Shelly -- Poetry is not a luxury / Audre Lorde -- My American herstory / Pearl Cleage -- "I had to tell the truth": testimony to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings for Judge Clarence Thomas / Anita F. Hill -- Barbara Smith: a home girl with a mission / Patricia Bell-Scott -- In answer to the question: have you ever considered suicide? / Kate Rushin -- She [photo] / Wini McQueen -- Movin' and steppin' / Akasha (Gloria) Hull -- The transformation of silence into language and action / Audre Lorde -- Writing survival / Valerie Jean -- Poet Sonia Sanchez: telling what we must hear / Juanita Johnson-Bailey -- Poem for flight / Becky Birtha
Control code
37694250
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 230 pages
Isbn
9780805046281
Isbn Type
(hb : alk. paper)
Lccn
97035108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37694250
Label
Flat-footed truths : telling Black women's lives, edited and with an introduction by Patricia Bell-Scott with Juanita Johnson-Bailey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword / Marcia Ann Gillespie -- Telling flat-footed truths: an introduction / Patricia Bell-Scott -- In her chair [photo] / Dorothy Graves -- Self-portraits [photo] / Gilda Snowden -- If you lose your pen / Ruth Forman -- Writing autobiography / bell hooks -- Sapphire: the artist as witness / Patricia Bell-Scott -- Harriet Ann Buckley: an artist storyteller / Juanita Johnson-Bailey -- Autobiography / Marita Golden -- I sell the shadow to support the substance [photo] / Sojourner Truth -- Through the storm, through the night / Brenda Faye Bell -- Looking for Zora / Alice Walker -- The brass bed / Pearl Cleage -- To Miss Ida Bee with love / Miriam DeCosta-Willis -- Representing truth: Sojourner Truth's knowing and becoming known / Nell Irvin Painter -- Legacy/repeat after me / Akasha (Gloria) Hull
  • Indian blood [phptp] / Robbie McCauley -- I am writing this / Elaine Shelly -- Poetry is not a luxury / Audre Lorde -- My American herstory / Pearl Cleage -- "I had to tell the truth": testimony to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings for Judge Clarence Thomas / Anita F. Hill -- Barbara Smith: a home girl with a mission / Patricia Bell-Scott -- In answer to the question: have you ever considered suicide? / Kate Rushin -- She [photo] / Wini McQueen -- Movin' and steppin' / Akasha (Gloria) Hull -- The transformation of silence into language and action / Audre Lorde -- Writing survival / Valerie Jean -- Poet Sonia Sanchez: telling what we must hear / Juanita Johnson-Bailey -- Poem for flight / Becky Birtha
Control code
37694250
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 230 pages
Isbn
9780805046281
Isbn Type
(hb : alk. paper)
Lccn
97035108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37694250

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