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The Black And White Of It

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Short stories about interracial lesbian relationships.
Published (first published 1980)
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Claire
Jan 04, 2016 Claire rated it really liked it
The Black and White of It is a rich and nuanced collection of short stories, each providing a believable snapshot of not only lesbian life, but human nature. Love, loss, and everything in between seems to be covered, yet the stories are succinct, the writing style crisp. Though the subject matter varied, the high quality was consistent.

My favourite thing about the collection is how well it deals very well with the theme of race - of respectability politics within the Black community resulting in
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Jul 26, 2007 Stephani rated it really liked it
Collection of short stories with an African American lesbian theme, ranging in time period from slavery days to the Civil Rights Movement era and beyond.
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I don't even know how many times I've read this book. I love it so much. Simply, elegant writing about sisters loving sisters. Awww...
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Shockley is a black feminist theorist, novelist, and librarian. Shockley’s extensive contributions to black literature in general and black queer literature and politics more specifically, have broken ground in the vast wilderness of works that do not exist.

She has written reference books, nonfiction and fiction for newspapers and journals, as well as book reviews, essays, novels, and a collection
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